It is possible to create trails of varying lengths and durations on almost any subject around the Harbour. We’ve tried to include a few that are conventional and some that are less so.
As part of Floating Harbour 200, a celebration of the bicentenary of the Harbour in 2009) several harbour Heritage Trails were devised and written by Museum of Bristol Project staff.
- Along the Harbour (Prince Street to Cumberland Basin)
- Along the Harbour 2 (Junction Lock to Prince Street Bridge)
- The New Cut (Prince Street Bridge to Cumberland Basin)
- The Inner Harbour (Prince Street to Temple Meads)
- Railway Route (Temple Meads to Prince Street Bridge)
- The New Cut 2 (Temple Meads to Prince Street Bridge)
- The Feeder Canal and River Avon (Temple Meads to Netham and back)
We have reproduced the map proposing Jessop’s
Plan for The Floating Harbour with key points of interest.
- Nature Trails from the Avon Wildlife Trust
- New Cut Treasure Hunt by the Friends of the Avon New Cut
- Poem Trail by Ralph Hoyte
We also encourage you to create your own and upload them to websites such as Local Journeys for others to try.
As well as those that we’ve given, why not consider a Crossings trail looking at different methods of getting across the Harbour? There are over 40 bridges still functioning and at least six redundant ferry crossings available for you to explore.