Better late than never! Yesterday, we ventured out into the heat to complete Walk Thirty-Nine: Hanham and Barr’s Court. The circuit, suggested by a reader, explores a variety of green spaces in and around Hanham and Longwell Green, on the east fringe of the Bristol urban area. Key features include the modern eco-homes at HanhamContinue reading “Exploring Hanham”
The latest and longest walk to be added to this collection, despite starting and finishing in Brislington, is more of a country walk than an urban walk. It should be treated as such, with good walking footwear being an essential requirement. The ten-mile Walk Forty-One: Eastwood Farm and Stockwood Vale connects a series of pocketsContinue reading “A long river and village ramble”
Bristol’s most south-easterly suburb of Stockwood and the adjoining village of Whitchurch are not well-known to most Bristolians. However, the two communities – along with neighbouring Brislington – are connected by a series of lovely, quiet green corridors and spaces. Walk Forty: Whitchurch and Stockwood makes a broad loop around the area, taking in twoContinue reading “Wildlife corridors of southeast Bristol”
The village of Long Ashton has been bypassed for so long that it’s not really on most Bristolians’ radars. It just sits there quietly at the side of the Ashton Brook valley, often seen, but seldom visited – unless you’re in the habit of cycling the Festival Way. Walk Thirty-Eight: Long Ashton explores this quietContinue reading “A spring stroll around Long Ashton”
Future updates, and walks now in print Greetings, readers! As the spring beckons, I am planning to add at least 3-4 walks to the site over the coming months, subject to good weather and my other commitments. The areas I am hoping to cover include Hanham, Brislington, Whitchurch/Stockwood and Long Ashton, with walks ranging fromContinue reading “Future updates, and walks now in print”
The sprawl of east Bristol has been under-represented in my collection of walks, because much of it is a bit difficult to pin down from a character point of view. Walk Thirty-Seven: Whitehall, the Coombe Brook and St. George begins to make up for this by delving back into the inner-city part of the area.Continue reading “Return to St. George”
Right on the northwestern edge of Bristol, the Lawrence Weston housing estate may not seem like an obvious place to go for a walk. However, the area benefits from its close proximity to both Blaise Castle Estate and the wilder areas that border Avonmouth. Walk Thirty-Six: Lawrence Weston is a longish circuit that seeks toContinue reading “History and wildness in Lawrence Weston”
If you’ve done Walk Twenty ‘Stapleton and the Frome Valley’ a few times and are becoming over-familiar with it, then this new walk may be the perfect companion piece for it. Walk Thirty-Five ‘Hambook and Winterbourne Down’ explores a quieter and more rural section of the Frome Valley on the other side of the M4Continue reading “A return to the Frome Valley”
After being pretty confined for most of this year so far, it was a real treat to get out on a sunny afternoon to photograph a new walk! It may seem like a strange idea for a walk, but I think this route is a bit of a treat, too. Walk Thirty-Four: Hallen and AvonmouthContinue reading “An industrial adventure”
One of my son’s friends, who lives in this area, recently told him that “Pill is always grey”. Hoping to prove him wrong, we chose what was meant to be a bright morning to combine this walk with another essential journey for our daily exercise, but in the end we had a slight weather malfunctionContinue reading “A quiet backwater across the Avon”
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