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Title: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Timmer on November 16, 2007, 09:23:56 pm
This really is something thats well worth supporting and yes I am biased when I say that as I live 5 minutes walk from the old S&D line in Bath. BUT not only will the lottery money benefit this project but many others around the UK being planned by the cycle organisation Sustrans if they win the public's vote:

http://www.savethetrain.org.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4733.from1195246547;topicseen#msg8673

More details on the Two Tunnels Project can be found here:

http://www.twotunnels.org.uk


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: vacman on November 17, 2007, 04:41:45 pm
Sustrans are about the most anti-rail organisation in the world! wont get my vote!!!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Graz on November 18, 2007, 12:09:42 pm
True to an extent...  although if it wasn't for their website, I couldn't plan a rail trip to Caldicot, and ride my bike by the severn and over the old Severn Bridge back to Severn Beach, and get the train back from there which I aim to do next year! I really like the interactive maps on their site.

But I will be supporting this idea as the tunnels run very close by my house, and they would provide a wonderful oppertunity to cycle from here either to Midford and onto Radstock, or a round trip into Bath.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on November 19, 2007, 01:56:54 pm
Don Foster MP has tabled a commons motion in support (link below.)
http://www.westpress.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=146238&command=displayContent&sourceNode=146064&contentPK=19005338&folderPk=100268&pNodeId=145795


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on December 08, 2007, 02:44:29 pm
If you want to support the scheme , ring 0870 2424 602.

Calls from a BT landline cost a maximum of 10p and the line closes at noon on Monday , December 10.

Online voting can be done at www.thepeoples50million.org.uk .

More in the link below.
http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=180730&command=displayContent&sourceNode=232315&home=yes&more_nodeId1=163047&contentPK=19170814


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on December 14, 2007, 03:22:12 pm
The scheme has won the vote (link below.)
http://thisisbath.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=180730&command=displayContent&sourceNode=232315&home=yes&more_nodeId1=163047&contentPK=19245365


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on December 15, 2007, 03:55:10 pm
However , Sustrans has been accused of vote - rigging (link below.)
http://thisisbristol.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=145365&command=displayContent&sourceNode=145191&contentPK=19269663&folderPk=83726&pNodeId=144922


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on December 20, 2007, 05:49:06 pm
More from Sustrans (link below.)
http://thisissomerset.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=147472&command=displayContent&sourceNode=242195&contentPK=19316963&folderPk=113662&pNodeId=251478


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: smokey on December 29, 2007, 11:07:54 am
Sustrans, are building quite a network of Cycle routes, pity they don't maintain what they have.
The popular cycle route from Penzance along the Sea wall to Marazion is compacted ballast which works loose and is like riding a boneshaker!!
 
 In 1 accident a few years back some poor chap who came off his bike had a stitch or two put in his face, sorry I meant 200 odd stitches.

Sustrans is ANTI Rail but one good thing, WHEN the Chaps in WHITE COATS take over the DfT and it's REALISED that Rail is VERY GREEN, it will be a NICE EASY job toi convert ex railway cycle routes BACK to Railways.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Lee on September 13, 2008, 09:25:59 pm
A scheme to open up two old railway tunnels for walkers and cyclists is about to take a major step forward (link below.)
http://thisisbath.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=180730&command=displayContent&sourceNode=232315&home=yes&more_nodeId1=163047&contentPK=21432141

Environment charity Sustrans won a lottery grant for the Two Tunnels Project last December.

But the three-mile scheme has been on hold while the organisation awaited decisions from council chiefs over extra funding and the administration of the project work.

Now a senior councillor is being recommended to signal what is likely to be a ^400,000 contribution to the ambitious project to create a new route between Bath and Midford.

And Bath and North East Somerset Council transport cabinet member Cllr Charles Gerrish is also being urged to rubberstamp the authority's role as official commissioner of the project.

The formal appointment of Sustrans as contractor would save the Bristol charity ^315,000 in VAT payments on the project.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Timmer on March 08, 2010, 09:36:09 pm
Update: Work finally began today on the two tunnels shared path http://www.thisisbath.co.uk/news/Work-starts-Tunnels-scheme/article-1891743-detail/article.html
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Work has finally begun on a ^1.9 million scheme to create a new four-mile cycling and walking route through old railway tunnels to the south of Bath.

Excavators have moved in at the disused Devonshire Tunnel at Bear Flat to signal the beginning of the project, which has been four years in the making.

The scheme will also open up the Combe Down Tunnel to create the Two Tunnels route between Midford and Bath.

Contractors will dig out and reopen the Devonshire Tunnel's northern end for the scheme which has been championed by the Two Tunnels Group, sustainable transport charity Sustrans, and Bath and North East Somerset Council.

Sustrans chief executive Malcolm Shepherd said: "After all the support and the years of campaigning, we finally get to see the diggers on site and this amazing route through these tunnels will become a reality that anyone can use.
Now I know that Sustrans aren't popular with some of our members but on this section of the former S&D line there really is no chance of trains ever running again so better to have the money spent on it to make the former line and tunnels accessable to everyone. Over the last few years the council really have let the Linear Park go and it has turned into a mud bath so it will be great when its finished.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: The Grecian on March 09, 2010, 08:31:14 pm
Good news. I walked through the mile long Combe Down Tunnel when it was opened on 27th June last year for a day's guided walks - it was a fascinating bit of railway history. It'd be interesting to walk through the notoriously restricted Devonshire Tunnel as well - hopefully it'll be a reality soon.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: bignosemac on July 18, 2010, 04:20:20 am
From the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-10673789):

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Two disused railway tunnels near Bath have been handed over to the cycling charity Sustrans. They hope to create a four-mile long cycle and walking path between Bath and Midford. When it is finished it will be part of the Two Tunnels Scheme, offering a fast and almost flat cycle route into Bath.

Sustrans is paying ^1m - almost half the cost of the ^1.9m project - with the rest coming from Bath and North East Somerset Council and fundraising.

The project will open up the derelict Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels. They were part of the Somerset & Dorset Railway line to the south coast, but they have lain unused since the 1960s.

On Saturday hundreds of people took part in a series of escorted walks through the Combe Down tunnel.

It is hoped the new cycle route will be opened in 2011.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: eightf48544 on July 18, 2010, 10:24:55 am
I have great reservations about handing over old rail lines to Sustrans as I understand that they get the right to have a cycle path even if you reinstate the railway. As these are both single line tunnels there is no space for both.

I note "offering a fast and almost flat cycle route into Bath."

!:80 down into Bath will certainly make it fast and quite hard to cycle back up hill. It even used make the 9Fs cough a bit admittedly with a 400 ton train.

 


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Timmer on July 18, 2010, 12:40:05 pm
I have great reservations about handing over old rail lines to Sustrans as I understand that they get the right to have a cycle path even if you reinstate the railway. As these are both single line tunnels there is no space for both.
I do too but in the case of this section of old S&D it's never going to see trains again and I say that with sadness. Better to get the route cleaned up and the tunnels reopened as the council have let the linear park go to an overgrown and in the winter a very muddy state.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: bignosemac on July 19, 2010, 07:11:59 pm
It even used make the 9Fs cough a bit....

....and the driver and fireman! Seen many articles in print about how bad the atmosphere was on the footplate when travelling through Combe Down tunnel - a mile and a bit long, single track bore with no ventilation shafts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Combe_Down_Tunnel#Accident


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on April 27, 2011, 06:00:12 pm
From the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-13200554):

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Bridges to be built for Bath's Two Tunnels' scheme

Two new bridges have been given the go-ahead to be built along the Two Tunnels walking and cycling route in Bath.

The bridges will be built over Millmead Road and Monksdale Road in the city.

The Two Tunnels route is part of the charity Sustrans' project to develop walking and cycling links across the UK.

The path is a direct route between Bath and the Midford valley, more than two miles south of the city.

The plan, which has been approved by Bath and North East Somerset, is to build bridges at two junctions which are currently difficult to navigate for less mobile people and wheelchair users.

Sustrans, a UK alternative transport charity, is creating the new walking and cycling path from a four-mile stretch of disused railway line.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on March 31, 2013, 06:35:56 pm
From The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/mar/22/two-tunnels-opens-cyclists-bath?):

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Bath's Combe Down railway tunnel to reopen for cyclists and hikers

Transformation of steam-age relic into part of Two Tunnels path began over drinks in a Bath pub seven years ago

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Engineers cycle through Combe Down tunnel, part of the Sustrans Two Tunnels Greenway project near Bath, which opens on 6 April. It is said to be the longest purpose-built cycling tunnel in the UK. Photograph: Sam Frost

In the age of steam this mile-long tunnel was notorious among train crews: a place of choking smoke and red-hot flying cinders. Next month, a gentler, less hazardous stage in the varied history of the Combe Down tunnel in Bath begins when it opens for much cleaner modes of transport.

Billed as the longest purpose-built cycling tunnel in the UK, the Two Tunnels path will be open for fans of pedal power along with hikers and train enthusiasts. The more energetic can follow a 13-mile loop taking in another reopened tunnel, the Devonshire, and a refurbished viaduct. But the idea is that the route will also be used daily by local people as part of their exercise regime, dog-walking routines or simply when they go to the shops or to work.

"We can't wait for it to open," said Frank Tompson, a keen cyclist and the chair of the Two Tunnels community group. "It's been a long, hard journey to get here but we believe it's going to be fantastic. We've already had messages from people all over the world ^ the US, France, Indonesia ^ who are planning to come."

In advance of a grand opening on 6 April, the Guardian was given a sneak preview of the tunnel on the day the lights were turned on for the first time. We did not cycle all the way ^ that honour goes to people who will donate money for the tunnel's upkeep ^ but saw enough to know it will be a memorable experience.

The tunnel curves at both ends but at the centre there is a straight stretch of about 1,000 metres. Lights are seven metres apart but the crown remains dark for the sake of the bats, creating a calming, even hypnotic, effect. There are still furrows on the roof created by years of steam condensing just above the funnel.

Most the tunnel is built out of Staffordshire blue brick, though in places where the craggy limestone was sound the Victorian engineers left it in place. The worst of the soot lower down on the walls has been scraped off.

The project began seven years ago over a few drinks in a Bath pub when Tompson and a few friends wondered why they couldn't get the tunnels re-opened to create a route heading south from the city centre towards the Mendips. They met officials from Sustrans, the charity that aims to get more people on bicycles, foot or public transport, and Bath and North East Somerset council.

The following year Sustrans was awarded ^50m from the Big Lottery Fund for its Connect2 project to improve sustainable transport links and put ^1m aside for the Two Tunnels project. Tomson's community group received ^200,000 from the sale of more than 100 life-sized model pigs that were displayed around Bath in summer 2008, while the council chipped in ^400,000.

There were problems. As well as the engineering challenges, new homes had to be found for the protected bats ^ and snakes. There were delicate negotiations with landowners along the route including the actor Nicolas Cage, who for a time owned Midford Castle, near the tunnel's south entrance. Gradually the obstacles were surmounted and the tunnel brought back to life.

Opened in 1874, the tunnel is part of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway line, referred to as the S&D or, more unkindly, the Slow and Dirty or Slow and Doubtful. The line carried freight over the Mendips and, in the summer months, transported many thousands of holidaymakers to Bournemouth.

Building the tunnel beneath the high ground south of Bath was a major feat of engineering and when it opened the structure was the longest in the UK without intermediate ventilation. It was also very tight.

This led to tragedy in November 1929 when the driver and stoker of a goods train were overcome by smoke because their heavily laden train was moving so slowly. Once it had crested the last hill before Bath, it careered down the slope and crashed, killing the driver and two goods yard workers. There is talk of a ghost train sometimes going through the tunnel, which will cause an extra frisson for thrill-seekers visiting between 11pm and 5am when the lights are off.

Despite the tragedy and the unkind nicknames, the S&D was a favourite with railway enthusiasts and was mourned when it closed as part of the Beeching cuts in the 1960s.

Former railway workers will be at the opening, including ex-stoker John Sawyer, 66, who first travelled through the tunnel on the footplate aged 17. "The driver and fireman didn't tell me what to expect. It was a kind of initiation. They put soaking rags on their faces as they went into the tunnel. I didn't know what they were doing." He soon did when he was blasted with smoke, hot cinders and stream. "It was terrifying. It really frightened me. I must have gone through hundreds of times and I never got used to it."

Sawyer, a keen cyclist, plans to pedal through the tunnel. "I'm very excited about it. I didn't used to look forward to going through the tunnel. I can't wait now."


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: bignosemac on March 31, 2013, 10:04:14 pm
"Longest purpose-built cycling tunnel in the UK"

A bit inaccurate is that. The tunnel wasn't built for cycling through. Longest tunnel converted for use by cyclists would have been more accurate.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Timmer on March 31, 2013, 10:05:00 pm
Info regarding the grand opening:

Two Tunnels Greenway Festival and Opening
Sat 6 April 13 11am^5pm
Join Sustrans & the Two Tunnels Group to celebrate the opening of Bath^s iconic walking and cycling route and the UK^s longest cycling tunnel.
FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL | 13-MILE FRESH AIR MILES RIDE | LIVE MUSIC
KING BLADUD^S PIG REUNION | FREE TALKS | SHORT FILMS AND ANIMATION FOOD AND DRINK | BMX DISPLAYS
AND MUCH MORE
Bloomfield Road Open Space
Bear Flat, Bath BA2 2AD

More information can be found at www.twotunnelsfestival.com and www.twotunnels.org.uk


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Chris from Nailsea on March 31, 2013, 10:06:27 pm
Will you be there, Timmer?


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: bobm on April 06, 2013, 07:55:10 pm
From  the BBC. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-22051086)

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A ^4m cycle and walking path with the longest cycling tunnel in Britain has opened with a mass cycle ride.

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The Two Tunnels Greenway route opens up two former railway tunnels nearly 50 years after they closed.

Almost 2,000 people attended the mass cycle to mark the opening of the route which runs from Bath to Midford.

The path goes through Linear Park, on through the disused Devonshire and Combe Down railway tunnels, and over the Tucking Mill Viaduct.

At over a mile long, the Combe Down tunnel will be the longest cycling tunnel in Britain and will feature an interactive light and sound installation.

One million users
 
The Two Tunnels Group - a team of 11 cycling, walking and railway enthusiasts - first kicked off the plan to reopen the tunnels for public use seven years ago.

Frank Tompson, chair of the group, has worked with cycling charity Sustrans - who built the route - and Bath and North East Somerset Council to create the path.

"It's been a long journey since some of us stood between the bricked-up Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels and said, 'wouldn't it be a good idea if^'," he said.

"I am really pleased that we are finally in a position to open the route to the public and estimates suggest that up to a million people might use the path each year."

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The tunnels have low level LED lighting

The project is part of Sustrans five-year project to extend the National Cycle Network into the heart of communities.

One of the first cyclists through the tunnel was Bath schoolboy Jamie Gant.

"It feels like I've gone back to the past but there are modern lights and modern stuff and there is no track. It was kind of a bit cold," he said.

Also trying out the new path was Winter Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams MBE who unveiled a portrait bench of herself, WWI veteran Harry Patch and a Roman solider.

Williams, from Bath, said: "This is so exciting for Bath and the community, there are so many people here.

"It is only going to encourage more people to get on their bikes and go out for walks and after the London Olympics ."


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: grahame on July 15, 2018, 07:31:12 am
An afternoon out from Melksham, and one off the bucket list.

Saturday 14th July 2018 - the 13:02 train from Melksham, change at Trowbridge to Oldfield Park.  Walked via the "Two Tunnels" to Freshford, 16:11 train (change at Trowbridge) back to Melksham at 16:47.  Fare - 9.90 - a day return to Oldfield Park, valid back from Freshford as it's on the way.

Alternatives (1) - lots of other trains (about every 2 hours); last train back on Saturdays at 18:11 from Freshford - and I should have done this as I was a bit rushed for the 16:11.

Alternatives (2) - the D3 bus from Melksham and then the No. 1 bus to the start of th walk. Return from Milford on the D2 into Bath making for a shorter walk, then the D3 home from Bath.  Bath Outer ticket, 6.50.  D2 and D3 run every 30 minutes, every 2 hours on Sunday. Bus 1 is more frequent.

Groupsave on the train, and railcards, both save 33%.  Group ticket on bus is 5 people for (need to check) 13.50.

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Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Timmer on July 15, 2018, 07:46:15 am
Glad to see youve done the two tunnels route Graham. Sure Id rather see trains running on this part of the S&D but this is a great alternative for everyone to enjoy.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Red Squirrel on July 15, 2018, 10:39:57 am
On a very hot day a couple of weeks ago, together with a friend who's a bit of a fair-weather cyclist, I went there on a bike ride starting at Newbridge Road Park and Ride. We headed out to Dundas on the K&A towpath, looped round through Monkton Combe (initially talking in a bit of the Somerset Coal Canal and Camerton Branch), getting onto the S&D at what was Midford Goods, before crossing over Tucking Mill viaduct and heading back into Bath via the Two Tunnels. An excellent ride on a hot day - plenty of shade (especially in the tunnels!), and not too far at around 25km. I meant to take a 'where was I today' photo in Combe Down tunnel, but I was so carried away with the amazingness of the whole enterprise that I clean forgot!

If you haven't been yet, go!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: froome on July 15, 2018, 04:10:00 pm
On hot days like today, being inside Combe Down Tunnel is wonderful, and with music as well!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Bmblbzzz on July 15, 2018, 06:59:27 pm
I've never walked through the Two Tunnels, in fact it's never occurred to me to do so, but having relatives in Freshford and a son who's not as keen on cycling as his dad (though he has ridden the Two Tunnels, in both directions along with the BBRP and as it was winter, those miles count double! ;D), walking it is quite a good idea. Though not both directions in one day.  :o


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: froome on July 15, 2018, 08:56:17 pm
I've never walked through the Two Tunnels, in fact it's never occurred to me to do so, but having relatives in Freshford and a son who's not as keen on cycling as his dad (though he has ridden the Two Tunnels, in both directions along with the BBRP and as it was winter, those miles count double! ;D), walking it is quite a good idea. Though not both directions in one day.  :o

I'm always surprised at how many people do walk it. There are usually as many people walking in the tunnels as cycling, and I don't think I've ever been in Combe Down tunnel when there haven't been some walkers in there. I have led health walk groups through the tunnel and they always enjoy the experience. There is, of course, the attraction of the pub in Midford if you do walk right through.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: johnneyw on July 15, 2018, 10:34:26 pm
I've never walked through the Two Tunnels, in fact it's never occurred to me to do so, but having relatives in Freshford and a son who's not as keen on cycling as his dad (though he has ridden the Two Tunnels, in both directions along with the BBRP and as it was winter, those miles count double! ;D), walking it is quite a good idea. Though not both directions in one day.  :o

I've only walked it but for quite a few times. Thoroughly recommended. It feels like a long entrance to a Victorian Bond villain lair and has that lovely surprise in the middle of the long bit (no spoiler).


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Bmblbzzz on July 16, 2018, 09:09:13 am
Just to clarify, when I said it's never occurred to me to walk through the Two Tunnels, I meant as a specific solution to my personal journey with son to Freshford. Not that it had never occurred to me that anybody would.

... I don't think I've ever been in Combe Down tunnel when there haven't been some walkers in there.
I have, but it was after midnight.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: CyclingSid on July 17, 2018, 07:43:03 pm
Two Tunnels is an enjoyable trip, been a couple of times. Last time I decided to complete the circuit and return to Bath along the K&A Canal, having decided to RAIN I wondered by the time I got to Bath if I would have been any wetter cycling down the canal, rather than the tow path.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 17, 2018, 08:31:08 pm
Did it matter about the rain, you were heading to (the) Bath anyway  ::)




In all seriousness though, thank you for making me aware of this, I was unaware of its existence. We plan to head to Bath this weekend and take a tour of the tunnels. We will however go there by car, especially if its Sunday!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: froome on July 18, 2018, 08:03:06 am
Two Tunnels is an enjoyable trip, been a couple of times. Last time I decided to complete the circuit and return to Bath along the K&A Canal, having decided to RAIN I wondered by the time I got to Bath if I would have been any wetter cycling down the canal, rather than the tow path.

I have cycled down the canal, when it was drained many years ago (1980s?) to be repaired. A wonderful experience.

For anyone who is going to do the round trip including the K&A towpath, which I would thoroughly recommend, note that the towpath does get very busy with pedestrians, particularly at weekends, not to mention anglers, boat users and others.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: grahame on July 18, 2018, 08:11:13 am
For anyone who is going to do the round trip including the K&A towpath, which I would thoroughly recommend, note that the towpath does get very busy with pedestrians, particularly at weekends, not to mention anglers, boat users and others.

Is there scope for a dual carriageway towpath - left bank towards Bath, right bank towards Reading?


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Red Squirrel on July 18, 2018, 09:37:35 am
For anyone who is going to do the round trip including the K&A towpath, which I would thoroughly recommend, note that the towpath does get very busy with pedestrians, particularly at weekends, not to mention anglers, boat users and others.

Is there scope for a dual carriageway towpath - left bank towards Bath, right bank towards Reading?

No.


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 22, 2018, 11:46:17 am
Enjoying a pint at the Hope & Anchor having walked through the tunnels. A very enjoyable walk, bit unsure of the music in the middle though. Now to conjure up the strength to walk back!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: grahame on July 22, 2018, 11:56:09 am
Enjoying a pint at the Hope & Anchor having walked through the tunnels. A very enjoyable walk, bit unsure of the music in the middle though. Now to conjure up the strength to walk back!

If you're still there and not strong ... D2 bus from across the road ... Sundays at about 09:28, 11:28, 13:28, 15:28 and 17:28. I noted that there is no bus time information on the stop when I was there, though!


Title: Re: Bath's Combe Down Two Tunnels railway path project
Post by: Adelante_CCT on July 22, 2018, 04:54:07 pm
A delicious pie and chips before returning sorted out the energy issue  :)



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