All The Clifton Views - Friday Route Recommendation
Big ol' variety run hitting the Sea Walls viewpoint, Goat Path, Portway, Harbourside, Leigh Woods & Suspension Bridge
Elevation Gain: 158m
Route Link: Komoot | Strava
A big ol' variety run hitting all of the main viewpoints around the Downs & River Avon. Mainly road / paths with some trail running in the Gully and Nightingale Valley.
It starts at the edge of Ladies Mile, to the west of the Cafe, then cuts across the Downs to Circular Road for our first viewpoint of the River Avon and Bridge at Sea Walls.
From there it follows Circular Road a little further before cutting onto the Goat Path, a trail running down a gully to the Portway below. Then it follows the River Avon under the Bridge.
A nice long flat stretch along the Portway until the route hits the harbourside, where we cross the lock around the Cumberland Basin to the other side of the Avon.
Proceeding back up the River Avon, this time along the trails, the route reaches Nightingale Valley, a steady climb up into Leigh Woods.
Coming out of the woods it's a straight shot over the Suspension Bridge. Due to Covid regulations you have to walk over the bridge, so good excuse for a break.
The route then goes over the Clifton Observatory before proceeding along the tree lined path back to the Downs.
Then it's back up Ladies Mile for a shot to the finish.