No other UK city but Bristol has a wild landscape right at its heart – the Avon Gorge. It’s a geological wonder.

Where else in Britain can climbers be ‘on the rock’ within 15 minutes of work?

There are 750 routes to scale on the high limestone cliffs of Avon Gorge, varying in difficulty and style and some of them are so highly regarded that they are known by name to climbers throughout the UK.

The ClimbBristol project was started in 2012 by the local climbing community. We wanted to see a regeneration of this superb and distinctive climbing venue. We gained initial financial support from the British Mountaineering Council’s Access and Conservation Trust.

Our regeneration work is undertaken sensitively with the highest regard for the Gorge’s unique wildlife, where we work hand in hand with Natural England, Bristol City Council, Merchant Venturers and the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project.

Our other aim is to improve access to the Gorge for all – we believe that this wonderful place is unknown by much of Bristol’s population.

We are campaigning hard for the introduction of improved roadside paving, road crossing, cycle hoops and access paths to allow everyone to enjoy what we hold dear to our hearts.

Since 2012 we have made great strides towards our objectives but much remains to be done. Our project becomes unfunded in early 2015 but will continue as a long-term voluntary effort by the community.



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Bristol map showing Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East
Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East