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We are the Bristol Ramblers. We open the way for everyone in our local community to enjoy the pleasures of walking.

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Overview

The 17th annual Solstice Stomp will follow the usual pattern. We will meet at the Clifton end of the Clifton Suspension Bridge around 7:55am to start walking westwards at 8:00am before the sun rises slowly at our backs. Various villages, woods, and the occasional hill will follow as we head to a lunchtime pub stop. Afterwards we will head back to finish by the Observatory in Clifton for sunset at 4:01pm (the earliest sunset time in Bristol in the year).

Due to expected jetlag on the part of the traditional leader, there will be a special guest leader for this year's stomp.

Sunday, 17 December 2023
Start time:
8:00 am
Estimated finish time:
4:01 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
27.3km / 17.0mi
Ascent:
548.6m / 1800ft
Type:
circular

OS Maps used: Explorer 154

Features

  • Refreshments available (Pub/cafe)
  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
ST 56626 73156
Nearest postcode:
BS8 4DU
what3words:
shine.raves.quiet
Start time:
8:00 am

Clifton end of the Clifton Suspension Bridge

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