Bristol South Skyline Walk developing app 

By Community Reporter Ian Watt

A new app is being developed that will enable people to follow the Bristol South Skyline Walk through local green spaces with spectacular views – on their smartphones.

Bristol South Skyline Walk (BSSW) is a route which developed as part of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 celebrations.

It takes you on an exciting journey of discovery across parts of South Bristol using pavements and footpaths to lead walkers to places which allows you to see Bristol from a less well-known perspective.

Once the app is launched, it will add to the leaflet already available on the group’s website.

Shaun Hennessey (45) one of the founder members says: “The unique selling points of the …green spaces of South Bristol are the views, because it follows the ridge, you get a great view of Bristol as you walk along.

“It’s very much a co-operative work of drawing in different groups involved with different green spaces, to link them up. The idea of the Skyline Walk enables people to engage with spaces that they might not otherwise access…”

From Novers Steps and nearby you get to see as far as Dundry Hill and Purdown next to the M32 and from Victoria Park you can get views of Cabot Tower, Bristol Cathedral and University of Bristol Tower as well as St Mary Redcliffe Church.

Walkers can also discover wildlife and plants that are hidden away, with much of the route of 7.5 miles through green space – including the initial stretch along the New Cut from Temple Meads towards Arnos Vale.

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