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This history-packed walk highlights the landscape of early nineteenth-century Somerset, from the banks of the River Avon, past Georgian terraces, to the Repton-inspired Ashton Gatehouse built by the Smyths of Ashton Court.

Much of the land in between – Bedminster, Ashton and Southville – was owned by the Smyths.

Fine houses once stood alongside farmsteads, pear orchards, scattered coal pits and the ancient industries of brewing, tanning and iron smelting.

Pay what you think.

Lunch may be bought at three or more venues about 15 mins walk from Ashton Gatehouse using return footpaths via Ashton Bridge and Spike Island. The journey can then be continued to M Shed, on foot or from Nova Scotia ferry point (full adult fare £2.40).


Fairly easy - mainly flat on paved surfaces with features such as steps; gentle pace. Accessible by public transport Accessible toilets Booking essential Buggy Friendly Dogs on leads welcome Family friendly Frequent rest stops Mobility scooter friendly Refreshments available to purchase Take a packed lunch Toilets

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