On the edge of the Downs

The latest walk to be added to the site is Walk Sixteen: Northern Clifton and the Downs. A walk of three parts, the walk starts with a circuit around the grand spaces of Clifton College and Clifton Cathedral. It then branches off into the maze of intriguing little streets around the Blackboy Hill area. The final part of the walk explores the wide open spaces of Durdham and Clifton Downs and the Avon Gorge.

Walk Sixteen is a slightly odd beast, perhaps, in its ever-changing focus. The Avon Gorge and Blackboy Hill section was originally appended to an early version of Walk Twenty-Four ‘Stoke Bishop and Sneyd Park’, but it soon became clear to me that even the most willing walker would be hard-pressed to enjoy all the extra wiggles after they had already completed quite a long walk! But I didn’t want to miss such an interesting area out completely. Having split the area off into a circuit of its own, it seemed a shame to miss out the quite spectacular precinct of Clifton College and the modern Clifton Cathedral, leaving me with the slightly strange circuit that I am sharing with you today. I hope you enjoy it!

Next time: Beyond Bristol for a shorter walk that is ideal for a cloudy day.

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