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Written by Jamie Course - 22 Aug 2014
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Location notes
Just off the cycle path between Bath and Bristol, which runs alongside the Avon Valley Railway, for the lines entire length.
Railway type and traffic
The Avon Valley Railway is a preserved railway, running along the old trackbed of the Bristol - Bath line.
Environment
Riverside location just south of the village of Bitton.
Road directions
Bitton Station is situated midway between the cities of Bristol and Bath, on the A431 main road, approximately one mile from the town of Keynsham

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Parking
It is best to Park at Bitton station, and use either the cycle path or AVR trains to get to Avon Riverside, the location is a short walk from there.
Public transport
The nearest National Rail station to Bitton is Keynsham. Keynsham is on the Bristol - Westbury - Weymouth line and also served by a few Cardiff Central - Portsmouth Harbour trains. All services are operated by First Great Western, and connect with inter-city trains also operated by First Great Western and Cross Country Trains at Bath Spa or Bristol Temple Meads.
The distance from Keynsham to Bitton on foot is 1.5 miles: simply turn right out of the station exit and follow the road until you pick up the AVR brown tourist signs.
From Keynsham, bus service 318 runs hourly Monday to Saturday. Buses pick up from the stop immediately across the road from Keynsham station's car park entrance, and set down in Willsbridge (ask the driver for the Avon Valley Railway).

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Amenities
Fantastic buffet / cafe at Bitton Station, serving Hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, and also hot food as well as light refreshments, crisps, biscuits etc. Toilets also available at Bitton Station.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
Holmead Boat Mooring - Avon Valley Railway

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Streetmap links
Holmead Boat Mooring - Avon Valley Railway general view map
Holmead Boat Mooring - Avon Valley Railway close up map

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Holmead Boat Mooring - Avon Valley Railway



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Photographic notes
A scenic shot of a working crossing the river Avon from below. The shot will be backlit in the morning with the sun coming round after 11:00ish.


General views - All photographs © Jamie Course unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking east


Fig 1 - Looking east


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