Amend 01. Book 2. Section 30 Keynsham to Abbots Leigh. Page 55.
When joining the river bank again after Kings Park Avenue, walkers MUST take one of the following alternatives.
At many times this short, unmade section of the riverside path can be flooded and very very DANGEROUS after and during flooding.
When I tried to walk this section large parts of it was covered it deep tidal mud and it was thoroughly unpleasant and very Dangerous too. The TIDES come in very rapidly and you could get TRAPPED
One of either of following routes below Must be followed.
Alternative Option (1)
Soon passing under first a railway bridge, ignore Cole Road on the left and continue forward with the Feeder Road. Immediately passing under a major road flyover bridge and then take two smaller bridges, ignore Atlas Street on the left (which is a no through road anyway) and so take the next left which has no name sign but is Short Street. Follow Short Street which then becomes Albert Crescent, and continue forward with it to eventually pass under a railway bridge to arrive at a traffic island. Here go left along Albert Road for about 150 yards where on the right go through gates into a recreation ground- Spark Evans Park. Now bearing right arrive at the made-up riverside cycle/footpath where you turn right to resume your route.
Alternative Option (2)
Having rejoined the Feeder Road it is possible to simply follow the road (next) to the feeder canal itself, (which is of interest) until after almost ¾ mile reaching the traffic lights at Avon Street where a right turn over the bridge brings you back on route.
Amend 02. Book 2. Section 30 Keynsham to Abbots Leigh. Page
Leaving the SS Great Britain continue forward and at the junction with Crescent Avenue turn right and continue along the pavement. Ignore the footbridge over the pavement and continue forward. The riverside footpath has collapsed and has been blocked off by Bristol Council.
"NEW 17/04/2014" Amend 02 Book 2. Section 31 Abbots Leigh to Winford. Page 62.
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“You are now back on the definitive line. In the field walk forward and up to pass through a (gate or stile – fence under construction) in a fence. Continue forward and up from here, across the field centre, to a wide gap in the field boundary opposite. Through this continue forward to with the right hedge/wall to a corner gate.
Go through this gate, across a track and through another gate. Walk forward aiming for a telegraph pole just beyond the left hand fence. Arriving at the fence you meet a stile which you cross into another sloping field. Keep on the same line, with the telegraph pole on your right, to meet a metal gate with a step stile welded to it. Go over this stile.
Ahead are striking views across the Chew Valley, with its reservoir, to the Mendip Hills.
Now walk down the long, steeply sloping field to the farthest bottom right corner and a double gate onto a lane; the gate is just right of a triple ridged barn on the opposite side of the lane. Cross the lane (it is signed Winford Lane / Dundry Lane) to the Bristol gate opposite. Enter the field and walk straight down it towards the field gate in the opposite hedge. (The Mendip TV mast on the horizon is to the right of this gate.) Go through the gate and continue forward and down, pass just left of the protruding right-hand field corner and then follow the right hedge to a concealed footbridge in the furthermost bottom right corner of this long sloping field.
You are walking under the flight path into Bristol Airport. Winford village is the settlement in the valley below right.
Cross the stiled footbridge into another field and so follow the right hedge down to the next corner where there are two step stiles in quick succession which take you through a few trees. Go over these stiles, go right with the fence and in about 40 yards go right through a gateway into an adjacent field. Here go across the field, cutting the bottom corner, to a stile. Crossing into a field corner walk forward with the left hedge/ fence to the next corner and though a metal field gate (or over the step stile to its right). Now heading directly for the church tower, pass under the aqueduct, to a footbridge and step stile.
The aqueduct is a Bristol Water pipeline taking water from the springs at Chewton Mendip to Barrow reservoirs.
Over these cross a small field to the slab stile into the churchyard. Passing immediately right of the church exit the churchyard at the main gate.
You are now in Winford village, a pretty place and the end of this section.