I am a keen walker and I always give my legs priority over any other form of transportation. However, it is not always possible to have enough time for a long walk (but there will be a follow-up post on long-distance walking ideas, too!). Below I have prepared my favourite smaller green spots where you can have a picnic/lunch, go for a short walk or sit on a bench and relax. It’s refreshing and energising.
Queen Square, Centre: a perfect location if you are in the city centre or near the train station.
Brandon Hill, Clifton: well-hidden behind high buildings, not far away from the museum and Park Street.
Suspension Bridge, Clifton Village: there are many routes to walk and admire the bridge, on the edge of Clifton Village.
Lover’s Walk, Redland: one of my favourite streets in Bristol, I could walk up and down the street all day long! Next to Redland train station, near Gloucester Road.
Kings Weston Park, Shirehampton: perfect picnic area and a very cosy café with tables inside & outside, walkable form Shirehampton train station, parking available, too.
Do you have any favourite small open areas in Bristol? Please share your favourites in the comments below.
Written by Kinga Macalla