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Avon Valley Relay

Saturday, 11th July 2020

Permit : ARC tba

Starting at 13:00

The Avon Valley Relay is a traditional 'pass the baton' type event covering 17-miles in four self-navigated stages. Starting from Bradford on Avon Rugby Club in Winsley and finishing at Trowbridge Rugby Club in Hilperton, following the beautiful Avon Valley.

Leg #1 of 4-miles. Starting at Bradford on Avon Rugby Club in Winsley the relay starts  with a lap around the rugby pitches before heading out on a quiet country lane to the hamlet of Warleigh, where you descend down to the banks of the River Avon where you follow a footpath all the way to the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal and on a short distance to the first handover point at Dundas Aqueduct.

Leg #2 of 4.25-miles. Starting on Dundas Aqueduct the course follows the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal all the way through to Avoncliff and onto Barton Farm Country Park where the handover point is outside the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon.

Leg #3 of 5.75-miles. Starting outside the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon the course heads up Pound Lane and after a careful crossing of the Frome Road the course rejoins the towpath of the Kennet & Avon canal which is followed all the way through Staverton and onto Semington where the final handover point can be found outside the "Somerset Arms".

Leg #4 of 3-miles. Starting outside the "Somerset Arms" in Semington the course heads through the village before moving off-road following the Kennet & Avon canal on the opposite bank to the towpath affording the leading runners to see those two miles behind on the other side. At Whaddon bridge the course heads back onto the road for a gentle climb up towards Hilperton where a bridlepath leads the way to Trowbridge Rugby Club where the finish line awaits following a a lap around the Rugby pitches.

Avon Valley Relay 2014


Prizes will be awarded to the following:

1st Open team
1st Ladies team
1st Mixed team (2 men & 2 ladies)
1st Junior team (U17)


Results from the Avon Valley Relay can be found here

A map of the course can be found here.

For relay rules click here.

Online entry here