Although only a few miles from the A38, this surfaced walk from Shipley Bridge to the dramatic Avon Dam Reservoir takes you out into open moorland and gives you a real taste of the south moor. It is a great route to explore if you fancy a gentle stroll or have young children, but do bear in mind that sections are quite exposed if the weather is bad.
LENGTH: 5 mile trip there and back.
ACCESS: A steady continuous climb alongside the River Avon (but downhill all the way back of course!)
STATUS: The route follows a bridleway so it is open to horse riders and cyclists as well as walkers.
FACILITIES: Free parking with disabled parking bays, public toilets (including disabled and baby changing). Please bear in mind that this car park can be very busy at peak times.
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