Southern England Bristol, Avon
Distance: 10km/6 miles
Type: City, art themed
Where: Circular tour of Bristol, including street art and graffiti.
Start/End: Clifton Suspension Bridge (ST 565732)
Terrain: Pavements and alleyways, with steep hills throughout and some steps.
Maps: OS Explorer 155; Landranger 172
From the middle of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, head east towards Bristol. The bridge was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, although he never saw it finished as funding problems delayed its completion until 5 years after his death. Turn R immediately leaving the bridge, following the sign for the Visitor Centre. Turn L here, with the gorge on your R. At this point the gorge is 213m/700ft wide and 91m/300ft deep. Quarries on the Bristol side are popular with both climbers and peregrine falcons. Cross the road at Princes Buildings and then climb steps to Royal York Crescent. This Georgian terrace of 46 houses is reputed to be the longest in Europe. Exit into Regent Street turning R. This becomes Clifton Hill and at the end turn R into Constitution Hill. When you reach Jacobs Wells Road, cross over to the steps opposite.
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