Discover Clifton on foot this bank holiday weekend

Uncategorized Posted by Kellie Hasbury on 5 May 2016 Return to News & Events

This bank holiday weekend and into the half term break explore routes around and through the Village with a series of walking events.

Saturday 28th May: Up and Downs in the Avon Gorge

Discover the wildlife and history of the Avon Gorge and Downs on the special Bristol Walk Fest event. Meander through meadows, wander along the majestic gorge then back up through the goat-browsed Gully to Seawalls.

The walk starts at 9.45am – 12.45pm. It is free to attend but booking is essential. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project at Bristol Zoo on 0117 903 0609 or email

Tuesday 31st May: Explore the Mousehole

Richard Bland’s walking tours are designed to look at the history and natural history of the area. This walk will take you down the ancient track known as the Mousehole to the bottom of Bridge Valley Road. The bottom section of steep steps overlooks the original Station of the Port and Pier Railway built in 1865. The tour will then return up Bridge Valley Road, which was built in 1820 by JL MacAdam.

The free walk starts at 10am. Meet at the bus stop on the Promenade at the end of Percival Road.

Tuesday 31st May: Leigh Woods

Join the Bristol Ramblers this spring evening with a five mile walk across Clifton Suspension Bridge and into the woods.

The free walk starts at 6.30pm. Meet at Clifton Suspension Bridge (Clifton Village side). The walk will be led by Gwenyth Littlejohn.

Thursday 2nd June: Bugs, bees and butterflies (Children’s event for 8-12 years)

Learn all about the ‘little creatures’ on the Downs through a bug hunt and other fun activities. In the afternoon children will have the opportunity to print t-shirts so they can look the ‘bees’knees’ all summer long.

Children should be dropped off at 10am. This event costs £15.00 per child, which includes a t-shirt to decorate. Children will need to bring their own packed lunch and should be picked up at 3.30pm. Book with the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project at Bristol Zoo on 0117 903 0609 or email

Discover Clifton – 20 Ways, an initiative by BID Clifton Village will celebrate the various ways people can reach and explore the area. Running from May to September, each month 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.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to share videos and photos during their travels to highlight the various picturesque views and landmarks they encounter on their way. Submit and share your images using social media on Twitter @CliftonVillage and at

The initiative is being supported by funding from the Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East Neighbourhood Partnership scheme’s Wellbeing grant.



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