Bristol from the Bridge: Geology Walking Tour

During this two-hour walk, discover Bristol’s history and explore the City through the stories of the land beneath your feet!

Your host Mathilde will guide you on a circular route from the Clifton Suspension Bridge, taking in some of the city’s iconic views and monuments whilst revealing the rocky history of Bristol’s past. She will weave together the city's geological and human history through its folk stories, architecture and industry.

This walk is for you if you want to explore the city’s landscape and history. Whether you're a Bristol resident or new to the area, you will leave with a fresh perspective on the rocks which are part of our everyday lives.

The route will start at the Clifton Suspension Bridge, wind down the Avon Gorge through Hotwells, the Docks and back up to Clifton. There are steep paths and steps along the route, so a minimum fitness level is required.

As this is an outdoor event, the walk might be cancelled in case of really bad weather. Mathilde will be in touch with you to reschedule if this is the case.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 15+

Adult £26
Concession (No or Low-income / Student / Child) £10

How to get there


  • Parking
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

The event is outdoors and participants can be as spaced out as they need to feel safe.

On the day

  • The walk will depart from the Toll Gate on the Clifton side of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.
  • Please wear suitable shoes for a decent walk.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Mathilde (She/Her)

Mathilde runs Steps in Stone and is passionate about sharing the story of the land under our feet and being outdoors with other nature-lovers.

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