Avon Valley Country Park

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Avon Valley Country Park
Fallow deer arp.jpg
Fallow Deer in the park
Avon Valley Country Park is located in Somerset
Avon Valley Country Park
Location of Avon Valley Country Park in Somerset
TypeCountry park
LocationKeynsham, Somerset, England
Coordinates51°25′02″N 2°28′30″W / 51.4171°N 2.4749°W / 51.4171; -2.4749Coordinates: 51°25′02″N 2°28′30″W / 51.4171°N 2.4749°W / 51.4171; -2.4749
Area50 acres (20 ha)
Created1976 (1976)

Avon Valley Country Park is a 50-acre (20 ha) country park in Keynsham, Somerset, England.

The park which is next to the River Avon provides country walks, a boating lake, play areas for children, a small petting zoo and a miniature railway.[1]

The site was common grazing land in the fifteenth century and later became a farm. In 1976 it was purchased as a pick your own fruit farm[2] and subsequently developed into the country park.[3]

Miniature railway[edit]

Within the park is the "Strawberry Line", a 0.75-mile (1.21 km) length of 5 in (127 mm) gauge railway. It is Britain's only commercial ground-level 5 in (127 mm) railway.[4] It opened in 1999 and now has one steam and 10 mock diesel engines which are battery operated.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Avon Valley Country Park". Bristol Link. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  2. ^ "Call of the wild". Evening Post. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  3. ^ "History". Avon Valley Country Park. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  4. ^ "Ride on Railways". Ride On Railways. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 4 February 2011.
  5. ^ "The Railway". Strawberry Line Miniature Railway. Archived from the original on 18 April 2011. Retrieved 4 February 2011.

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