2pm 1 Boot: Peaceful Portway – Circular Nature and History Trail, Through a Traffic Free Portway (Joint Walk)

Event Date: Sun 17 September 2017
Event Time: 2.00 pm

Approx six miles

Normally, the Portway is full of traffic, so it’s difficult to appreciate the natural beauty, but today traffic is banned. During short stops, we’ll hear performers and story-tellers, reveal the secrets of the gorge and tell tales of boats, goats, peregrines and tides. We may also stop to listen to a choir in the covered section of the road, under the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Some uneven tracks leading to and from the Portway, so walking boots advisable.

Bring a snack or sandwiches to eat during a break in the walk. Pub to finish.

Walk Leader: Jeff R (07985 024650)

Meet: 2.00 pm at the Water Tower, Clifton Downs

There will be some road closures in the city centre/harbour areas, so please allow plenty of time to get to the Water Tower by 2.00 pm.

Event Date:

get ready to walk

About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,