River Frome and Bury Hill Fort Walk

A walk up the River Frome from Fishponds to Bury Hill Fort via Frenchay Common and Moor, returning via the Frome to Oldbury Court.

By the end of the walk we will all be looking forward to some good wholesome pub grub at the Optional pub lunch at the Wetherspoon’s The Vandyke Arms in Fishponds High Street. 

‘Bury Hill Fort is an ancient Celtic fort built about 700 BC. The double earth ramparts are well preserved except on the western side where they were destroyed by quarrying, along with a Roman wall. The Romans later occupied the fort, facing the River Severn, to defend against invasions from South Wales (those pesky Silures again).


The Walk is Approx 6 miles. (Although we do have a Challenge to GPS and pedometer note takers Let's See what distance you come up with? )

An interesting walk with different aspects of varied history and landscapes to see. Please wear comfortable walking boots as the terrain is varied and can be steep and uneven footing in places. 

The Bristol Hiking Group will also be joining us too. More the merrier. 

We look forward to seeing you there

Cheers Katrina & Stuart

#####   If anyone is getting the bus or needs help with transportation or directions the best website by far that I've found is :Transport info  as it is a Route Planner. What you do is to type in your postcode or e.g Bristol  then type in the final destination e.g Oldbury Court Estate. Then the Route Planner comes up with lots of options :   #Then you select which numbered option suits you best? For example with buses it lists them in a numbered order but it's not necessarily the order  that you prefer?  

It's a about a  10 minute walk from the High street. 

For the Route Planner ###  CLICK ON THIS LINK ################ For directions.  



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  • Pam P.

    Linda, you'll find that this is a very friendly group and it sounds as if it will do you good to get out and about more. However, you are the only one who can make this happen. Set your alarm early so you dont have to rush in the morning, and just be determined to do it. Look forward to meeting you.

    April 6, 2014

    • Pam P.

      I do know what it's like actually and was just trying to help

      April 6, 2014

  • Sara

    I got lost got to the car park but missed you i will try to catch up

    April 5, 2014

    • Tim B.

      This has got to be a first, usually people turn up late, not an hour too early!

      April 6, 2014

    • Sara

      I have discovered what happened. The time on my tablet was an hour behind. I hope I have now sorted it. I did think it was a bit early!

      April 6, 2014

  • Tim B.

    Enjoyed the walk and meeting every one. Didn't make the pub because the footy was on!

    Glad you found your purse Kat.

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Debbie

    RSVPs closed but Any chance of tagging along seeing as you've had people opting out in last day or so..?

    1 · April 5, 2014

    • Katrina C.

      I'm certainly glad you came Debbie as you were the one that convinced me to go back to Lidl the second time to speak to the manager/ or someone in charge? I'm glad it was the security guard I spoke to, instead of the man I spoke to at the till for my lost purse. EVERYONE I FOUND IT! As the Security man went out to the back and said someone had handed it in from found in the carpark.

      1 · April 6, 2014

    • Pam P.

      Glad to hear that Katrina, not just cos you got your purse back but it restores faith in human nature. Thanks for the walk, sorry I missed lunch and Lidl but was feeling a but yucky. OK today after 12 hour sleep and pissed off to have missed half of yesterday!

      1 · April 6, 2014

  • Laurence B.

    Great walk and good lunch in good company---and a happy ending at Lidl's too!

    1 · April 6, 2014

  • Debbie

    It was a great walk in good company.. So glad I didn't miss it . Entertaining banter throughout the walk and meal. "All's well that ends well " Katrina.. So glad we played detectives and retraced your steps.. And in the good nature of someone handing it in. We haven't forgotten .. Next rounds on you..! Haha x

    April 6, 2014

  • Amanda

    Looking forward to meeting up with everyone this morning.

    1 · April 5, 2014

  • Beth C.

    Sorry I won't be able to make the walk. Sorry for the late notice

    April 5, 2014

  • Mariea

    Apologies for the late notice but won't be able to make the walk. Sorry. Looking forward to meeting you all at the next one.

    April 4, 2014

  • Tim B.

    Deffo be there this time [this is not a song].

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Moonraker

      Just as long as Lawrence doesn't start singing, last time he did even the mice started throwing themselves onto their traps.

      April 4, 2014

    • Prakash

      I saw a mouse once, when i was last in old Amsterdam. It was going clip-clippety-clop on the stair, which is what gave it away. I reckon it was very lucky living in that old windmill.

      1 · April 4, 2014

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