A walk around the edge of the city: 23 miles
This city walk was devised 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 Avon Valley, Stockwood Nature Reserve, Dundry Hill, Ashton Court and the Waterfront, as well as the heart and history of the City.
The route is available in three sections on the national Ramblers Routes website.
Alternatively, you can download the booklet with a map and a full walk description here. Please note that there have been minor changes to the route since the booklet was produced, but the route is clearly waymarked.
Vehicle parking and public transport are available at various points. There are cafés, public toilets, and public houses along the route. At Clifton Suspension Bridge and Temple Meads, you can link with the Bristol Triangle Walk. You may start the walk at any given point, but we suggest that you follow the guide below and walk in a clockwise direction. Whichever way you choose you will be sure of a memorable, historic and scenic walk. Good Luck!
South Bristol Link Road
This road has been built between Highridge Green and Long Ashton
The section between the Kings Head Roundabout on the Bridgwater Rd (A38) and the Long Ashton Park and Ride is changed as follows.
After dropping down the steep hillside from the A38 cross the footbridge over the brook and turn right along the cinder track. This passes under the railway line and then reaches a road junction with traffic lights.
From here a new route has been waymarked:
Continue along the cycle track beside the main road. This eventually branches away from the road and joins the Nailsea to Bristol cycle route (route 33). Cross straight over the cycle track and take the footpath which leads through the church yard to the main street in Long Ashton beside thje Angel Inn. Here turn right and walk along to the entrance to Ashton Court. Enter the lodge gatesd and join the original route.
Muddy Section at Dundry
From point J by the churchyard wall in Hill Rd the next section can be very muddy. An alternative is to not turn down Ham Lane but to continue along Hill road. Then take the next footpath on the right. This leads down the hill and joins the path described in the booklet. This alternative route is waymarked as the Samaritans Way South West Path. (The footpath can be seen in the map on page 10 of the guide).