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”
We have been taking the ‘stay local’ advice pretty seriously during lockdown, but the half term holidays call for slightly more flexibility if we’re going to stay sane. Despite the grey weather, therefore, we went out to do a walk that we could reach with only a short drive from home. Walk Seven: The NewContinue reading “Unfinished business in south Bristol…”
Greetings, dear readers! As we round out what will probably be the coldest week of this winter, the time has come to look ahead to the spring. Having exhausted most of my original planned walks, I have entered a new phase of searching the Bristol urban area for new routes that I can add toContinue reading “Future additions”
In recent years, it’s become a bit of a family tradition that we do this walk with my parents at around the New Year period. As such, hot on the heels of Friday’s major new update, I’m bringing you a little something extra. Walk Twenty-Eight: Chewton Keynsham is one of the shortest walks in thisContinue reading “Beyond Bristol: The perfect winter stroll”
Shirehampton is a north Bristol oddity, a suburb that is part of the city but also feels like a self-contained village. In part this is because it is surrounded by a number of unique and interesting green spaces that separate it from much of the rest of the urban area. Walk Thirty-Two: Shirehampton and King’sContinue reading “Green spaces of Bristol’s northwestern suburb”
As we were searching for things to do in that funny period of time between the end of school and Christmas itself, December threw up another one of its rare golden sunny days. Walk Eighteen: Brislington and St. Anne’s has been delayed for some time for the simple reason that we didn’t get round toContinue reading “Waterways of southeast Bristol”
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