This is a linear walk which takes in St Anne’s Wood, Arnos Vale and finishes at Temple Meads.
The walk celebrates the fact that this ancient walking route is now a public right of way owned by Bristol City Council. For centuries, since medieval times, the route between Keynsham, St Anne’s Well and Barton Hill was used by packhorses and pilgrims. This was abruptly ended when James Sinnott, a solicitor, bought the wood, put locks at one entrance and stopped the ferry boat service. The Bristol and District Footpath Preservation Society, led by the Bishop of Bath & Wells and a committee, grappled with this access problem for 6 years and won.
Meet 9.45am at Lawrence Hill Railway Station BS5 9JG, Grid ref: ST609733. The walk will start on the arrival of the 9:16am train from Avonmouth. Expected finish time 13:00 at Temple Meads.
Bring packed lunch
Walk leaders: Peter & Julie (07791 867512)