The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country. To distinguish it from a number of other rivers of the same name, this river is often also known as the Bristol Avon. The name "Avon" is a cognate of the Welsh word afon, "river".The Avon rises just north of the village of Acton Turville in South Gloucestershire, before flowing through Wiltshire. In its lower reaches from Bath to the Severn Estuary at Avonmouth near Bristol, the river is navigable and known as the Avon Navigation.The Avon is the 19th longest river in the UK at although there are just as the crow flies between the source and its mouth in the Severn Estuary. The catchment area is.EtymologyThe name "Avon" is a cognate of the Welsh word afon "river", both being derived from the Common Brittonic, "river". "River Avon", therefore, literally means "River River"; several other English and Scottish rivers share the name. The County of Avon that existed from 1974 to 1996 was named after the river, and covered Bristol, Bath, and the lower Avon valley.Use our England trip itinerary builder website to visit River Avon on your trip to England, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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River Avon Reviews
W czasie dluzszego pobytu w Bristolu warto odbyc spacer nad Avon. Przemierzyc w obie strony najciekawszy 6 km odcinek sciezki spacerowej wzdluz brzegu rzeki, tj. od Netham Park (od kolejowego dworca g... more »A walk over Avon is a good place to stay in Bristol. Cross the most interesting 6 km section of the walking distance on the riverbank, ie. from Netham Park (from the main station of Ul. Feeder 20 min. on foot) and z to the pub behind the bridge with the ring road. Along the way, follow the trails (vide fot.) it is worth perverting on the climb troopers hill (with the chimney at the top - remain after the industrial plan), from which the afternoon spreads the panorama of the city and its surroundings. In contrast, behind Cohnam River Park, the observation section of a centuries-old section of the cliff tailor, to which from the river is crossed by trails (m.in with the inscription Panorama Walk).
Walked the stretch of the Avon from the Clifton suspension bridge round to the Bristol quay side. Lots of activity on the river, pleasure craft, paddleboarding, canoeing. Lovely scenery up to the susp... more »
The River bridge is becoming a place for local artists to paint from with good views up and down stream. Access from here to Monkton park for a more open exploring experience great for children.
Nice place for a walk, short or long. along the river in the country park and back along the canal, or River walk to Avon cliff and back along the canal allow at least 2 hours for a stroll, food and drinks at Avon cliff, or at Barton farm on the short walk.
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