Missed Connection 160

description:

Exit Bristol using the Whitchurch Way then; continue tracing the former Bristol & North Somerset Railway into The Mendips and its old mining towns. Continue south through the rolling East Somerset hills and dip into Dorset. You’ve missed the connection to Easton on the Bill so divert across Blackmore Vale; Shaftesbury and the cobbles of Gold Hill await! Edge the West Wiltshire Downs and pass through Longleat to Frome and the southern end of The Cotswolds. Enjoy the 2 Tunnels, part of the old Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, before popping out in Bath and following the former Midlands Railway shared path back into Bristol to a warm welcome in Easton.

details:

Hot drinks, breakfast and dinner included.

There are a couple of width restrictions early on along the Whitchurch Way which aren’t suitable for trikes and tandems, a suggested alternative will be provided.

On street parking locally, you’ll be updated before the event.

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BRIEF:

Head to the coast… Fiddlesticks you’ve missed your connection! Head to Gold Hill in Shaftesbury before returning through Longleat Estate. #wills_hills & views, 3 different railway paths include.

WHEN:
09/04/2022
08:00 - 21:12
WHERE:
Felix Road Adventure Playground
Easton, BS5 0JW
EVENT REVIEW SUMMARY:
4.8
4.8 rating
based on 5 reviews
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Type:
BP
Points Distance:
150
Total Distance:
165km
Speeds:
12.5-25km
AAA: 2.00
Silver Grimpeur
Climb:
2200m
Duration:
13h12
Entry closes:
Entry:
£0.00
Route:

Extensive route notes and a variety of files will be distributed to entrants via email a week or two before the event. In the mean time use the interactive map for an overview of what lies ahead (subject to change); toggle the elevation & grade on/off by clicking the key. *Please note plugin's 'grade' is experimental so take it with a pinch of salt, especially where rocky outcrops may be present.

Event Information

description:

Exit Bristol using the Whitchurch Way then; continue tracing the former Bristol & North Somerset Railway into The Mendips and its old mining towns. Continue south through the rolling East Somerset hills and dip into Dorset. You’ve missed the connection to Easton on the Bill so divert across Blackmore Vale; Shaftesbury and the cobbles of Gold Hill await! Edge the West Wiltshire Downs and pass through Longleat to Frome and the southern end of The Cotswolds. Enjoy the 2 Tunnels, part of the old Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway, before popping out in Bath and following the former Midlands Railway shared path back into Bristol to a warm welcome in Easton.

details:

Hot drinks, breakfast and dinner included.

There are a couple of width restrictions early on along the Whitchurch Way which aren’t suitable for trikes and tandems, a suggested alternative will be provided.

On street parking locally, you’ll be updated before the event.