A free audio walk available at any time. Launched 1st May 2021 for Bristol Walk Fest.
Discover the amazing hidden history of Manor Woods Valley, a small patch of ancient woodland in Bishopsworth.
Content is appropriate for children aged 8+ to adult (there's nothing alarming for younger ones, though).
Complete this audio walk at your own pace free of charge at any time.
The audio walk is embedded in a free walking app called Go Jauntly. You can download it via the link below. Short fragments of audio we've made have been added to certain waypoints on the walk. When you're at that spot in the walk simply click and listen.
You can also access a free map of the walk's route courtesy of our friends at Manor Woods Valley Group.
We advise you enjoy our audio walk through headphones. If coming with children who don't have their own phone, we advise the use of headphone splitters so an adult and child can listen together.
The walk is circular, just under one mile, and is on varying terrain with some hills. It is not suitable for pushchairs. Access is from the 75 bus, getting off just past Bishopsworth Library. The entrance to Manor Valley Woods is opposite St Peter's Rise Convenience Store, 6A St Peter's Rise, BS13 7LU. Dogs on leads are welcome.
This audio walk has been funded by a Magic Little Grant from Localgiving and the Neighbourly Community Fund.
Enjoyed the audio walk? Want to know more about the history of Hartcliffe & Withywood, not just Manor Woods Valley? Listen to "Hartcliffe, Bristol", a 14 minute audio history of the wider area, made by Gill Simmons, Artistic Director of Brave Bold Drama. which was first shared as part of an art exhibition called Centre of Gravity in Bristol in 2020.
We worked with young people aged 7-12 between September and December 2021 to create an audio walk around Badock's Wood, a nature reserve in North Bristol. This was a partnership project with Mud Pie Explorers Forest School and Southmead Development Trust.
The audio includes 10 sound-filled spots featuring sounds of the woodland, rhythms the children made there, local history and wild imaginings inspired by the woodland.
The audio uses a free audio walk app called Echoes, which requires no roaming data provided you have already downloaded the app and the audio walk before setting out.
This walk is geo-located meaning you need to be in specific places in Badock's Wood to hear the sound. It covers some steep terrain and there is some shallow open water in the woods. Free parking and toilets are available at The Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY. Please contact the Greenway Centre HERE for any further guidance on directions or facilities.