Countdown! Two Tunnels Greenway Opens on 6th April 2013
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The Two Tunnels Greenway is now open - more details in our 'Maps and Routes' section!
The Two Tunnels Greenway in Bath opens on the 6th April 2013 with a festival at Bloomfield Open Space in Bath.
The Two Tunnels Greenway will be an amazing new walking and cycling route from Bath through the Devonshire Tunnel, then the mile-long Combe Down Tunnel into the countryside at Midford.
The new walking and cycling path will run through Linear Park to the disused Devonshire tunnel (at Bloomfield), onto Combe Down tunnel, and then over the renovated Tucking Mill viaduct. The virtually flat path connects Bath to the Midford Valley, following the track-bed of the former Somerset and Dorset Railway.
The new route links into the National Cycle Network and local paths 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.
Of the two tunnels one, the Devonshire tunnel, is a quarter of a mile in length; the other, the Combe Down tunnel, is just over a mile in length and passes right under the mass of Combe Down. When opened it will be Britain's longest cycling tunnel.
More information can be found at: www.twotunnelsfestival.com
Bath Two Tunnels Festival Grand Opening
Saturday 6 April 2013. 11am - 5pm
Bloomfield Road Open Space, Bloomfield Road, Bath BA2 2AD (click for a location map)
Come and join us at this free event to celebrate the opening of the iconic Two Tunnels Greenway.
Festival opens: 11am
Grand opening at Devonshire Tunnel: 12.30 - 1pm
Tunnels and route open to the public: 1pm (The route will be popular and the numbers entering will initially be marshalled to make sure everyone has the best experience)
There will be lots of free, bike-related fun, stalls, food and drink, plus a reunion of the King Bladud's pigs.
- Bar and live music (11 am - 5pm)
- BMX displays and sessions
- Live Samba Band
- Dr Bike
- Talks, short films and animations
Spread the word: print and display this poster about the Two Tunnels Greenway Festival on the 6th April!