Following Colliter's Brook upstream

The walk up the Colliter's Brook was with the Three Hearts Walking Group from Hartcliffe was organised in collaboration with Helen Adshead of South Bristol Riverscapes project.

Three Hearts are expert walk planners and make full use of local buses to take them to areas they wish to explore. This time they brought their cameras with them, and those who didn't have one were lent one for the walk.

The walk was a revelation to many as the transition from Bristol streets to footpaths through green spaces was so sudden. The stream which had been squeezed through culverts and banished underground through Bristol began to follow its natural course meandering through woodland and meadow.

Hanging Hill Wood is lovely and the 'waterfall' in Hanging Hill Wood is not without a beauty and grandeur of its own, but it falls from a concrete wall behind which is the buried valley of the Colliter's Brook. Buried by landfill that started in the alte 70's and is now complete, capped and part of another landscape.

View audio-slideshow A walk up Colliter's Brook to Hanging Hill Wood through south west Bristol