Cumberland Basin and Locks walk: 19th and 26th August 2020

Civic Society member Ed Hall will lead a small party on an exploration of Cumberland Basin and its surrounds. Ed will provide a commentary on the history of the area during the 90-minute walking tour. To better understand the context of today’s Harbour layout, the walks will coincide with low tide which will enable participants to visualise the reasons why the Cumberland Basin, its locks and the Floating Harbour were constructed, and how Bristol overcame the difficulties created by tidal flows.

Ed will also touch upon the reasons why Bristol became a great port, and why those natural advantages were also the cause of the harbour’s decline as a trading port.

The tours will start and finish on the quayside outside the Cottage Inn, Baltic Wharf, off Cumberland Road.

Booking is essential and is limited to 8 walkers. Booking details will be circulated to Civic Society members in early August via email.

We respectfully remind walkers of their personal responsibility to keep a social distance from others whilst on the walk.

Wednesday 19th August 2.00pm and Wednesday 26th August 7.00pm.


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