Event: Bristol to Bath Bridge2Bridge 20
Dates: Saturday 7th September, 2019
Location: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Event type: Walking/hiking
Distance/amount of climbing:
20 miles , 237 metres
Difficulty: Orange - The walk follows the Avon river from start to finish so it’s pretty much flat paths all the way; the challenge lies in the distance.
Price: £45 including lunch, high-quality homemade food & drink from our expert chef at feed stations, guide walkers, and vehicle support
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More about the walk
The start has to be one of the grandest views in Bristol, over one of the most famous bridges in the world. We then descend to the river and pass through Bristol’s historic harbour-side, now a bustling tourist destination with bars and restaurants, as well as the M Shed and SS Great Britain museums
Follow the river through the heart of Bristol, past ruined churches bombed in the Second World War, around Brunel’s architectural masterpiece Temple Meads station and through an area once the heart of the city’s industrial life.
Industry slowly gives way to the parks of Trooper’s and Conham Hill, themselves once former industrial centres but now green and peaceful. Through woodland and meadows we pass until we navigate around the former Fry’s (then Cadbury’s) factory, now converted into modern retirement living, before lunch alongside the river
The afternoon shows how alive the river remains as you pass communities of boat dwellers with barges in various states of repair, from the ornately beautiful to the ‘how is that still afloat?’ The river converges with the former railway line as we near Bath and the scenery changes too. A steep-sided woodland rises to one side as rowers from the nearby rowing club pass up and down on the water.
The urban landscape gradually returns and we leave the river to make our way through the very heart of Bath, passing its famous spas and abbey before arriving at Pulteney Bridge, alive with shops and cafes and where your medal awaits.
The event includes:
Guide walkers - our highly experienced event team to motivate and support you on your way
Vehicle support - the van will be on hand for mid-morning and mid-afternoon water and snacks, as well as motivational and first-aid support
A range of natural and homemade foods and drinks to fuel you, plus an organised tasty lunch stop at approximately halfway
An online group area where you can get to know fellow walkers, ask questions and get hints and tips before the day
Access to a shared file after the event where you can download and upload photos from the days for sharing
A lovely shiny balance medal for taking on and overcoming the challenge
Secret spot prizes are also awarded on the day
You’re also welcome to join us for celebratory drinks afterwards (drinks not included in entry fee)
Our good cause
This walk was specially created to support one of our fantastic charities; Bristol Animal Rescue Centre.
The route heads right past their brilliant rescue centre and will act as our first drinks station of the day.
We will donate £1 from your entry fee towards their work and we’ll send you details about how you can use the challenge to fundraise for them too if you’d like to.
Have a question? Just pop us a message below and we’ll be happy to help.