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Bristol harbour to Brackenwood tea room

Saturday 2nd October

The walk begins beside Bristol’s floating harbour past cafes and the reminders of Bristol’s maritime past. The Harbourside is full of interest, both on and off the water and your route eventually opens up to grand views along the Avon Gorge towards the Clifton Suspension Bridge. 

Once at the end of the floating harbour the route joins the Avon Gorge towpath which takes you right underneath the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and out towards the Severn Estuary. The gorge is 350 feet across at its base and the cliffs either side rise up to 300 feet, making this one of the most impressive canyons in the country. Your path is a gently undulating one passing the exposed rock faces of the gorge before skirting the bottom of Leigh Woods national nature reserve. 

After a mile or so along the towpath you will turn off into Leigh Woods where there’s a gentle climb past the aptly named Paradise Bottom to the tea rooms at Brackenwood garden centre. Not only are there tasty cakes to be enjoyed but the garden centre is a lovely place to look round in its own right. 

Please bring your own water. Café refreshments not included. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk.

Key information

Distance: 4.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Start time: 9 am and 1 pm
Finish time: 11.30 am and 3.30 pm
Start and finish point: Brackenwood Garden Centre
Cost: £12


Saturday 2nd October

How to book

You will be able to buy tickets and book your walks online here from 21st June 2021.