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The Colliers Way


Along the Colliers Way, you can discover the hidden valleys and byways of North Somerset, where Roman legions once marched, and miners toiled underground.

This recreational path extends 23 miles, starting just outside of Bath and extending to the Limpley Stoke Valley in the north and the Frome Valley in the south. The picturesque way follows the route of the old Somersetshire Coal Canal, old railway lines and quiet lanes, and is intended for cyclists, walkers, wheelchair-users, and horse-riders (with some restrictions).

With the recent completion of a further section from Mells (Conduit Bridge) to Great Elm, approximately ten traffic-free miles are now available for visitors to enjoy, with more to come.

Along the way, you can enjoy the Visitor Centre at the dramatic Dundas Aqueduct, the Radstock Museum and a nursey rhyme or two - the village of Mells is reputedly where Little Jack Horner obtained the deeds to Mells Manor after they were hidden in a pie whilst Kilmersdon is home to the Jack and Jill Millennium Project.

Whether you're planning a family day out or a gentle stroll to a country pub, if you are interested in the areas history and heritage, or simply wish to get fresh air and exercise, there is something for everyone along The Colliers Way.