A new initiative highlighting different ways of travelling to Clifton Village will launch this week. The project, ‘Discover Clifton – 20 ways’ will run from May to September to demonstrate the various ways people can reach and explore the Village.
Businesses in Clifton Village are asking residents and visitors to participate in the campaign by sharing videos and photos during their travels to highlight the various picturesque views and landmarks they encounter on their way.
Each month, the campaign will focus on a number of key modes of transport while a new map of the wider area will highlight up to 20 different scenic routes from the city centre to the village, whether by foot, car, bicycle, bus or train to the more unusual modes of transport including skateboarding, ferry boats and rickshaws.
The brainchild of BID Clifton Village is being supported by funding from the Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East Neighbourhood Partnership scheme’s Wellbeing grant.
A series of events will run throughout the summer, offering people the opportunity to learn more and engage with the different modes of travel. Events include Dr. Bike workshops, cycling taster sessions, walking tours and electric vehicle exhibitions.
The first event will be a FREE walking tour hosted by James of Bristol Free Walking Tours on Saturday 14th May at 2.30pm. Kicking off at The Victoria Rooms in Clifton Village, the 2 hour tour will include views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Banksy’s street art as well as Cary Grant’s former hangouts and even where Napoleon III’s wife went to school. Pizza Express in Clifton will also be offering 20% off dinner for all the hungry walkers clutching a Clifton Village map. On Sunday 15th May, Bristol based photographer, Jess Siggers will be taking 20 lucky guests on a colour walk and through the most vibrant routes to and from the village, perfect for photo opportunities.
Andrew Morgan, chairman of BID Clifton Village commented: “Regardless of whether you’re visiting for work or pleasure, the Village can be reached by a variety of routes and we will be highlighting the different ways with this initiative.
“The Village’s Georgian architecture, green open spaces and cultural attractions make it such a beautiful area to visit but we rarely stop to take in the picturesque views on the way. We hope we can highlight these from various vantage points on the journey, for example travelling on the water via the ferry boats and then walking along the heritage trails through Clifton Wood or through Brandon Hill, or taking in the beauty of the Downs and into the Village through the Promenade.”
News of the campaign comes shortly after an illustrated map of Clifton Village was published last month to highlight what the area has to offer. This will be distributed alongside a route map across Clifton and Bristol in various cafes, restaurants, bars, visitor attractions and the tourist information office.
To stay up to date with the latest news, prizes and offers in Clifton Village for this initiative, events and information visit www.discoverclifton.co.uk and follow the Village @CliftonVillage on Twitter and www.facebook.com/cliftonvillagebristol