New local book “Cycling the Severn to the Thames”

We were interested to be sent details of a new book by Chippenham based Robin Summerhill. He produces books on long distance cycling and walking around the country but broken down into easy manageable sections of about 5 miles each way. Routes are mainly on former railway routes and canal towpaths. The books also have a strong flavour of local transport history about them

“Cycling The Severn to The Thames” looks at the cycling and walking opportunities between the M48 Old Severn Bridge and central London.

The first part of the route between Aust and Bath follows the river bank to Severn Beach, and then passes on through Avonmouth and Hotwells to Bristol City centre, continuing onward via the Bristol to Bath cycle path. Archive photographs from the days when this was an operational railway line are also included.

Should you be interested, further details are available at