Event: Trooper’s Trail Trot
Dates: Sunday 25th November, 2018, 9:00am
Event type: Running/jogging
Distance/amount of climbing:
Difficulty: Blue - A couple of hilly bits getting down to and up from the river but the pace will be gentle so that the group can stay together.
Our good causes
We’re delighted to use these rides to support all of our great charities; Bristol Animal Rescue Centre, Devon in Sight and One25. There’s absolutely no obligation but we’ll share a link with you where you can make a small donation to our fundraising efforts afterwards if you wish. Any help is hugely appreciated.
This run is designed to be a leisurely jog, we won’t be aiming for any PB’s or trying to claim any Strava sections so all running paces are welcome; it’s just about getting out, enjoying the local area and socialising.
Setting out from Dundridge Park Recreation Ground, we’ll head along the quiet backstreets and enjoy a loop around Trooper’s Hill, giving you a chance to take in the great views of Bristol from on high, before heading down to the river and through Conham River Park. A peaceful gravel path takes us along into the nature reserve, now green and lush but with a rich industrial heritage. You’ll see evidence of copper smelters and stone quarries and coal-mining also took place in the area.
Climb up from the river and pass through Hanham Hall Park, once part of the grounds of a mediaeval manor but converted into a psychiatric hospital in the early 20th century and now home to an award-winning sustainable living housing development.
From here we’ll head into Hanham for a nice brew and maybe a slice of cake, before a short cool-down walk back to the start.
Fancy joining us? Simply pop your name and email address in the form below and we’ll reply to confirm. Feel free to ask any questions too.