Bridging Town and Country

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10:30 am Sun 15 May 2022
1:00 pm Sun 15 May 2022

An engineering marvel, elegant architecture, a riverside walk and a deciduous wooded valley, each appealing enough on their own. But taken together, they form a richly varied and unforgettable walk. We start at the Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, traverse the famous bridge above the gorge and descend Clifton’s streets to Hotwells, by way of hilly streets and narrow lanes. En route, commemorative green plaques embellish Georgian facades – they celebrate notable past residents of Bristol, and we will too, as we’ll pause briefly at each one. Crossing Cumberland Basin’s locks at the entrance to Bristol’s historic harbour, we see traces of the former Clifton railway station and head down the towpath beneath the bridge with Clifton’s terraces looming over us. Then a climb up through Nightingale Valley, the path flanked by ancient woodland. At North Road we head back to the Visitor Centre through the leafy suburb of Leigh Woods.

Starting Point

Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, Bridge Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA

Finishing Point

Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre, Bridge Rd, Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 3PA

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0117 974 4664
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3.2 Miles
2 hours 30 mins
Event facilities

Accessible by public transport, Booking essential, Buggy friendly, Dogs on leads welcome, Family friendly, Mobility scooter friendly, Wheelchair friendly

Booking Required
Walk Grade
Moderate – more challenging slopes and the ground maybe varied, may include steps and stiles. Walking at a moderate pace
Published in
Wed 30 March 2022
Last Updated
Wed 30 March 2022