Saturday, 17 February 2018
Start time: 9:45
(Estimated finish time: 13:00)
Leisurely 5 miles / 8.1 km
Celebrate the walking route through St Anne's Woods as a public right of way owned by Bristol City Council.
This mediaeval route between Keynsham, St Anne's Well and Barton Hill was used by packhorses and pilgrims for centuries. This was abruptly ended when James Sinnot, a solicitor, bought the wood, put locks at one entrance and stopped the ferry boat service. The Bristol & District Preservation Society, led by the Bishop of Bath & Wells and a committee, grappled with the problem for 6 years and won.
Lawrence Hill Railway Station. Walk starts on the arrival of the 09:16 train from Avonmouth, so start time is approximate.
ST 609 733.
Grid reference: ST608733
Nearest postcode: BS5 0BT
Start time: 09:45
Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.
Grid reference: ST597723
Nearest postcode: BS1 6QW
This is a linear walk
The walk will take a route via St Annes Wood and Arnos Vale. More background information can be found at
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