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Bath - Spa and Bike Ride  

Midford Castle

 

We took a short trip to Bath in the Cyclehome in order to have a couple of days away, but also test working from it too.

We had a voucher to use at the refurbished Thermae Bath Spa and I found a nice little leisurely bike ride for us to do too.

 

We stayed at Bath Marina caravan site, which was either a short bus ride or a 44-Google-minute walk into the centre of Bath.  It is also right next to the river Avon and therefore handily placed to join onto the route for the Two Tunnels Greenway.

We have been to the Thermae Bath Spa before and it is a lovely experience. The refurbished steam rooms and sauna in the Wellness Suite are great, but Minerva Pool with its lazy river and whirlpool and the open-air rooftop pool are quite special. It is best to go at one of the recommended quieter times of the week for the most relaxing visit.

The following day we cycled the Two Tunnels Greenway, where a four-mile stretch of disused railway line has been transformed into a walking and cycling path running through Linear Park on the south side of Bath to the disused Devonshire tunnel (at Bloomfield), onto Combe Down tunnel, and then over the renovated Tucking Mill viaduct. The route links into the National Cycle Network with routes to Radstock and Bournemouth in the south, and the Bristol to Bath walking and cycling route in the west.

It also creates a scenic 13-mile loop between Bath and Midford, and back again via the canal towpath. It's a nice route, well signposted and pretty much flat, with lots to see on the way.

We extended our ride off the Greenway route down to Wellow, pushed the bikes up the hill and had lunch at the Stoney Littleton Long Barrow, which we explored, before cycling the rest of the route back to the Marina.

The next morning, we did a little work from the Cyclehome, before travelling back to Cardiff.

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Stoney Littleton Long Barrow



Ammonite at the Long Barrow entrance