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Overview

This introductory (A) walk is for fit people who want to try a harder grade walk than our (B) Moderate or (C) Easy walks.

Starting from the Bristol end of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, we will head west across Leigh Woods, Ashton Court and the slopes of Clifton gorge, through woods and fields, past streams, pools and rivers, with occasional expansive views across the Bristol landscape.

The pace will be fairly fast, and should suit reasonably strong walkers. Ground conditions underfoot are likely to be quite muddy at this time of year in this area. There will be some ups and downs as we cross from the bottom to the top of the gorge a few times.

The walk will break into 4 quarters, with three short stops for elevenses, lunch break and mid afternoon snacks. Please bring a packed lunch, and ideally a sit mat or something to sit down upon while you rest for 10 minutes.

Saturday, 20 January 2024
Start time:
10:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:00 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
19.3km / 12.0mi
Ascent:
304.8m / 1000ft
Type:
circular

NB finish time is approximate

Features

  • Toilets available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Introductory walk

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 56623 73160
Nearest postcode:
BS8 4DU
what3words:
lucky.buzz.swept
Start time:
10:00 am

We will meet on the patch of grass next to the toll booth at the Clifton end of the suspension bridge, across the road from the public toilets.

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking