Historic Walks in Bristol: Lost River and City Gates

Part 2 of today's walk, you can attend either or both.

As before I will be guiding this walk for free, but may decide to advertise to the public and charge for similar in the future, so constructive comments welcome.

We won't find deep water at the surface, but will trace the culverted and diverted river that ran beneath medieval walls and explore bits of old city. There are off road pavements as and some interesting spaces and buildings, and one surviving medieval gate, though the line of town walls is apparent when you know where to look!

Some parts will pass a bit of traffic but there is much architecture and history, so I will bring along copies of old photos, maps and paintings, and we could try that part as a sense walk (no talking!).  The least attractive buildings, have become a fantastic canvas for some great street art. We will have time for photographs if you wish.

At a brisk pace this walk would take an hour but we will meander over two.  Options to eat in town between the walks, or have a coffee or a drink.

Will confirm a venue later unless there are any suggestions.

Colston Street is just of the place known as the Centre. Nearest parking is Trenchard St. Lots of Busses, come through and stop on Broad Quay, Colston Ave, and St Augustine's Parade, including 8 or 9 from Bristol Temple Meads, or you can walk up Victoria Street to Bristol Bridge and turn left for Baldwin St, you will be able to see Colston Hall from the Centre if you cross from Broad Quay. Its about 5minutes walk from the Bus Station for out of town busses, right at the bottom of Lower Maudlin St, down Lewins Mead and round the corner of Colston Tower.



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a couple minutes late, please wait for us! Or how do we find you?

    March 16, 2013

  • Leah

    staying on the list at the moment, to see if weather changes tomorrow afternoon. I gave my morning walking spot to someone else. I may jump ship tomorrow, but for now I'm staying on the list.

    March 15, 2013

    • Leah

      sorry bailing out

      March 16, 2013

  • Katharina

    I am sorry I have cold and don't feel well and will join today. Have a nice walk.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ooo guided tour around Bristol? Don't mind if I do!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Elizabeth. I'm very sorry that I won't be able to make either walk as will not be in Bristol. Hope you all enjoy it though......

    March 2, 2013

    • Elizabeth

      Thanks Jayne, I hope to do some more walks, for meetup, soon.

      March 8, 2013

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