Malago Spring

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The Malago Spring is on Dundry Hill, that rises up on the edge of south Bristol. The climb up the grassy slope of the hill rapidly takes you above the south Bristol suburbs, until you find yourself entering a small wood and leaving the city behind. The path takes you right to the spring.

A copious flow of water issues from a stone wall and splashes down over a series of stone slabs on which can be found words and paw prints, chissled into the rock.

This a quiet and refreshing place to linger. Walk a few steps beyond the wood and you find views of rolling countryside. The city seems to have melted away

The spring head was restored, or recreated, by artist Deborah Jones in 2000 commissioned by the Dundry Hill Group.

To visit the Malago Spring you must first get to Hartcliffe. The path is most easily accessed at the end of Aldwick Avenue (off Bishport Avenue). At the end of the road follow the footpath into the green space and then the path that goes straight up the hill.

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How to get here

By foot: Yes you can walk all the way from Bedminster, mostly through green spaces, by following the Malago Greenway and by scrutinising the map (also see Malago Trek audio-slideshow)
By bus: Firstbus service 75 leaves Bristol Bus Station every 10-15 minutes. Ask for Bishport Avenue.