Bristol Harbourside Hike 1-10-23

They came from near and far, by bus and train and car.

Thus it was, on the first of October, suitably dressed for the time of year (Tee-shirts and shorts), our intrepid band of merry travellers set out. Following in the footsteps of the merchant venturers to circumnavigate the,,, err,,, harbour.

Starting from Queen Square in the city centre, the route crossed to the south side of the harbour. Passing along the quayside, busy with sightseers watching a Bristol harbour open day, the walk reached Spike island and the underfall yard.

Crossing the river by a former railway bridge, the route entered the Ashton court estate. Ascending through pleasant parkland to cross the Avon via Brunels Clifton suspension bridge, a lunch stop was had on the grass apron in front of the camera obscurer.

Dropping down through Clifton village and Hotwells to the north side of the harbour, our merry band strolled back to the start.

I'd like to thank Max for putting on this 7 miler and for his really good historical commentaries. The latter, had I known, would have qualified for a 'History and Culture' group listing.

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