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The Category Bristol is a subset of South West. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Entities associated with Bristol which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

arnosvale.org.uk

Size (acreage)45
Overview

'Our programme of tours runs from March through to November and themes vary according to the season, offering insight into local history, people's lives, wildlife and beautiful architecture that can be found in the 45 acres of garden cemetery ... Want to visit Arnos Vale and take a self-guided tour? Buy one of our Trail leaflets ...'

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Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust

www.bristolhframblingclub.co.uk

Overview

'Bristol HF Rambling Club walks take advantage of wonderful local walking countryside within a radius of about 40 miles from Bristol, encompassing the Mendips, the Cotswolds and the Wye Valley. Members are offered the opportunity to lead a walk, but this is not essential.'

www.bristolramblers.org.uk

Overview

'One of the largest walking groups in the country. We arrange around 300 walks each year, ranging from short to long, from rural to urban.'

www.bristolwalkfest.com

Overview

'Bristol Walk Fest (Bristol Walking Festival) features the best walks that Bristol and its surrounding area can offer. The Festival aims to attract a wide audience from those that are very new to walking to the more experienced rambler.' Usually held During May.

brunelwalking.org.uk

Overview

'We are a unique club for young(ish) people in Bristol & Bath who love getting outside on the weekend, enjoying our fantastic countryside and meeting like-minded people.'

www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/the-downs

Size (acreage)400
Overview

'In 1861 Parliament passed the Clifton and Durdham Downs (Bristol) Act securing both the same Downs to be open and largely resorted to as Places of Recreation for the Inhabitants of Bristol and its Neighbourhood for time immemorial.'

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The Downs [Bristol City Council]

www.forestofavon.org.uk/wro.html

Overview

'A magical mixture of green-spaces in and around Bristol - a green belt of ancient woodlands, new tree plantations, reclaimed teak garden furniture, walking routes, historical sites and places of outstanding natural beauty.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/BristolAndWest

Overview

’We organise social walks and challenge walks.  Our geographical area is Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire with a stomping ground of the Mendips, Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean though sometimes we stray further afield.  Non-members are welcome to try one or two walks prior to joining the LDWA.’

www.outdoorswest.org.uk/Home/

Overview

'OutdoorsWest is a project set up by the Councils in the area, that's Bath & North East Somerset Council, Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council. Whilst we were preparing a Rights of Way Improvment Plan, we were told that people wanted more information, and if there was a website with information on walks, rides and cycle routes they'd use our paths more. So, here's the product.'

information on where to go and what to do on paths in the West of England, whether you want to walk, run, go cycling or ride a horse. - See more at: http://www.outdoorswest.org.uk/Home/#sthash.oI6LUbMJ.dpuf

www.avon-ramblers.org.uk

Overview

'All groups welcome new walkers. You don’t have to join the Ramblers when participating in the first two or three walks. Just turn up at the walk start or phone the walk leader beforehand. Some groups will hold "new members" walks occasionally, although you are welcome to come along on any published walk.'

botanic-garden.bristol.ac.uk

Size (acreage)4
Overview

'“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better” Albert Einstein ... Welcome to the Botanic Garden, a place, to learn and think about nature ...'

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University of Bristol

visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-adventure/walking

Overview

'Bristol and its surrounding countryside have many opportunities for those wishing to enjoy a leisurely stroll or more challenging trek. The city is often described as, "best explored on foot" due to its high proportion of pedestrian-only areas, hidden streets and numerous parks and green spaces. You can enjoy a sightseeing stroll, guided and themed tours, a longer promenade on the outskirts and a full day's trek in the nearby countryside of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.'

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DestinationBristol

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Explore Bristol On Foot [ExploreWalksUK]

www.bristolbathrailwaypath.org.uk

Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Off road route between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The path is open to walkers and cyclists and access is provided for disabled users. The Path is many things to many people - an integral commuting route, an attractive leisure path and an important wildlife corridor.'

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Avon Frome Partnership

www.bristolfloatingharbour.org.uk/harbour-trails/heritage-trails/

Overview

'The extent of Bristol’s Floating Harbour – nearly eight miles of water across three miles of the city – makes for a tremendously varied landscape. This Booklet [PDF] describes several trails that walkers and cyclists can follow alongside all of these waterways. We encourage you to explore for yourselves the byways and mysteries that this unique feature of Bristol offers.'

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Bristol Floating Harbour

www.oldmarketquarter.co.uk/heritage-trail/

Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Bristol's Old Market Quarter is a unique area of the city. It is rich in heritage, but what makes it so special is that although the community has changed over the centuries, the area has kept its history and character intact. The purpose of this walking trail is to provide an introduction to Old Market and to encourage visitors to discover its past and to enjoy what this fascinating area has to offer in the present ...'

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Old Market Quarter - The Independent and Bohemian Quarter of Bristol

www.outdoorswest.org.uk/Home/maps-and-routes/bristol-opening-doors-arc...

Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Bristol residents and visitors alike will enjoy the Bristol Opening Doors walking trail which explores 24 diverse buildings across the city centre. You can use this trail to see the buildings that are involved in the annual Doors Open Day, but on any of the 365 days of the year.'

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OutdoorsWest

www.bristol.gov.uk/streets-travel/public-rights-of-way-service

Overview

'You can view Bristol's entire public rights of way network on our interactive web map or alternatively, view the wider network of rights of way in South Gloucestershire and Bath and North East Somerset, including all path furniture and pictures, on the OutdoorsWest web site.'

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Bristol City Council

www.walkingenglishman.com/ldp/bristoltobreconwalk.html

Distance (miles)86
Overview

'Nigel Andrews, one of the most prolific walk leaders in Bristol Group, has written a book describing a new 85 mile long-distance footpath from Bristol to Brecon. The route includes a wonderful variety of scenery, including mountains, lovely valleys, historic towns and some lesser-known parts of South Wales. It passes through Chepstow, Usk and Abergavenny, crossing Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain and the Brecon Beacons.'  The Bristol to Brecon Walk by Nigel Andrews (2008)

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The Walking Englishman

www.closertothecountryside.co.uk/bristol_tri_walk.pdf

Distance (miles)18
Overview

'This city walk was devised in 2001 by members of the Bristol Ramblers, with funding and assistance from Bristol City Council. Offering wonderful views within and across the city, this walk enables the rambler, occasional walker or beginner to explore the Waterfront, Durdham Downs, Avon Gorge and Blaise Castle Estate as well as the heart and history of the City.'

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Closer to the Countryside

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Bristol Triangular City Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

travelwest.info/walk/maps-routes/bristol-walking-routes

Overview

Download PDFs of a range of Walking Routes around and about the City of Bristol: excerpts from two Booklets - one for the north and east of the City; the other for the south and central.

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travelwest

www.closertothecountryside.co.uk

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'The Community Forest Path (CFP) was devised in association with the Forest of Avon with the avowed intent of leading people out of the city into the countryside ... The original map of the Community Forest Path is now out of print, so these maps, which have more in common with vector diagrams than they do with conventional plans are offered as a substitute, pending a new official leaflet.'

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Closer to the Countryside

fosbr.org.uk/explore/

Overview

You can solve Bristol's biggest problem 'For most people that problem is traffic – congestion, delays, pollution and accidents. More and more of us realize that the problem cannot be solved on the roads alone and that the neglected railways can make a crucial contribution ...'

www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/streets-and-highway-maintenance/public-rig...

Overview

'The JLAF was established in July 2003 pursuant to a duty set out by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Appointments to the JLAF are made so that there is a balance between landowner, user and other interests within the membership ... The JLAF's voluntary membership includes a variety of interests, including those of land managers, users and one Councillor from each authority involved .'

www.bristolramblers.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&i...

Distance (miles)100
Overview

'A wonderful way marked walk linking the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Polden Hills, the Quantocks, the Brendons, Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coast ... Enjoy our illustrated guidebook complete with route maps with all profits donated to Samaritans.'

www.bristolramblers.org.uk/other-walking-opportunities.html

Distance (miles)23
Overview

'Devised in 2005 by members of the Bristol Group of the Ramblers Association with funding and assistance from Bristol City Council. It offers wonderful views across the City Centre, Avon Valley, Stockwood Nature Reserve, Dundry Hill and Ashton Court.'

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Bristol Ramblers

www.troopers-hill.org.uk/trails/

Overview

'There are various trails that you can explore on Troopers Hill. The trails are designed to be fun ways of exploring the Hill while learning more about its wildlife and history ... There is free unrestricted access to Troopers Hill, all day everyday and by crossing Troopers Hill Field you can get the top of the hill without any steps or steep slopes.'

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Friends of Troopers Hill

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