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Bristol Walk Fest 2019

For the Bristol Walkfest in 2019 which runs all May we have two events using the Walk.

On Saturday 11th May at 2pm starting from Bristol Temple Meads; but this time we are doing it in reverse.
Not by walking backwards around the route but instead of starting with the Cut/Arnos Vale Cemetery going through Victoria Park first and finishing at Arnos Vale Cemetery etc. The short and long routes are both on offer.
For further details and how to book a place go to –
There is also a walk along the long route a day later (the 12th) starting at 10.30am from Temple Meads.
This is Long Route only.
For further details and how to book a place go to –

Temporary Route changes – Frequently asked questions – Updates 

Temporary Route changes – Frequently asked questions – Updates 

This section we hope people will find helpful as it gives you information which will help you enjoy the route:

Temporary Route changes:
1) Q – With building works around the start of the walk at Temple Meads, Cattle Market Road and the Avon Walkway for the Bristol Arena and related developments will the route change?
A – the route may change as the work progresses. Please follow the directions put up to show diversions, but bear in mind that the diversion may be different if you visit more than once. Once the works have been finished we will be reinstalling roundels to help people find their way around.

2) Q – Will the Filwood Quietway works on the Northern Slopes and in Victoria Park affect the routes?
Long Route – The Filwood Quietway works in these two areas will be taking place between March 2018 and February/March 2019.

A – The routes are now fully open.

On the Northern Slopes the route is crossed/shared with a cycle track so be aware of cyclists.
Work around the entrance to Victoria Park at Hill Avenue is taking place between March and May 2019 which may affect the Short Route. If the entrance is closed, walk up Nutgrove Avenue in parallel with the route.

Frequently Asked Questions and updates to booklet.

1) Q – Who designed the birds next to the River on the first part of the walk?
A – Laura Williams

2) Q – You mention foraging opportunities as part of the walk – what kind of things can I forage for?
Firstly, please do not pick and eat anything do you not recognise. Also please do not pick everything from individual locations – please leave food for others and for wildlife. The more informal green spaces – the Slopes for instance; plus less managed parts of the formal Parks can be good for blackberries, sloe berries, elderflower and horseradish as examples. Perretts Park has a number of raised boxes which grow vegetables, salads and fruit. The availability of the food is of course seasonal.

3) Update – Redcatch Park
New Murals have been added to the Pavillion (see picture) along with a carved redwood bench in the shape of a fox. An information board paid for by the Walk is near the Car Park. A new community garden is open which has produce on sale and a coffee wagon “Roots” – details from

4) Update – Malago Greenway – Brixham Road open space.
The Berry Maze is a community project which is a unique maze made out of berry plants – 240 of them. The plants still have to grow, but the maze structure is there along with a lovely mosaic donated by a local school; and a huge 8x4m reproduction of the initial map of the maze drawn by 9 years old Harry Ward.

Bristol Walk Fest 2018

We are pleased to see the BSSW and The Northern Slopes being used as part of the Bristol Walk Fest – the walks are free.

Saturday 5th May – 11am – The Bristol South Skyline Walk – 7miles
Further details:

Saturday 12th May – 2pm – The Bristol South Skyline Walk – 7 miles or 2 miles options.
Further details:

Monday 14th May – 9.45am – from the Park, Daventry Road
Discover the Slopes
Further details:




Knowle Library in cooperation with Bristol South Skyline Walk
are planning a walk on Saturday 6th May 2017 starting at 11.30 a.m.
from Knowle Library Broad Walk Shopping Centre.

Meet at 11 a.m. to look at old prints and photographs of the area.

Walks will be Short, Medium or Long depending on the walker.

For further information contact us at or Knowle Library.

Free Badges

If you have walked the Skyline Walk – apply for a free badge

If you have walked either the Short or Long route – apply by email or write in for a free badge to with your name and address. It is one a half inches in diameter (c 4cm).p_165_r_156

Victoria Park Panorama Unveiled

The Panorama showcasing the skyline of Bristol from Victoria Park unveiled last month.
Alf Havvock who how worked tirelessly for the community of Windmill Hill was the guest of honour unveiling the panorama.

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Check it out in Victoria Park next to St Mary Redcliffe Primary School.