The Northern Slopes Initiative "raising awareness of stunning views and hidden places" 
Northern Slopes Initiative
Copyright Walking leaflets
On this page you will find leaflets which are designed to help you get around and explore the Slopes.

Northern Slopes leaflets
The four leaflets include a description of the route involved, things to look out for on the way and sources of further information - each leaflet gives an estimate of how long it will take - and how many calories you may have used during the walk.

Each of the leaflets is downloadable from this site.

We hope that people will use these leaflets and enjoy the Slopes and come to understand why they are so important for us.......................but more importantly we hope that you enjoy yourselves as well.

..............and if you have a dog with you - they enjoy it too!
Walk No 1 - The Bommie

Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

Distance approx: 1.5 miles

Route difficulty: hard - fairly steep

No 1 - The Bommie Walk (394k)
Walk No 2 - Glyn Vale

Time: 1 to 1.25 hours

Distance: 1 to 1.5 miles

Route Difficult: medium to fairly steep

No 2 - The Glyn Vale Walk (403k)
Walk No 3 - Ramblers Walk

Time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Distance: 2 to 2.5 miles

Route Difficulty - hard - steep and challenging in parts

No 3 - Ramblers Walk (360k)
Walk No 4 - Tree Trail

Time: 1.5 to 2 hours

Distance: 1.5 to 2 miles

Route difficulty: hard - fairly steep

Walk No 4 - Tree Trail (384k)
If you would like a paper copy of the leaflets - please use the contact email address below, or write to
NSI c/o 67 Beckington Road, Knowle, Bristol. BS3 5ED.

We welcome feedback on these leaflets - or even suggestions of new walks/leaflets.

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These leaflets were prepared and funded by a number of organisations as part of the Wild City initiative - Bristol City Council, Big Lottery Fund, Natural England, Walk for Health Bristol, Link Age, Knowle West Media Centre and the Park, Daventry Road. Finally, thanks have to go to Ruth Coleman (designer) and Julia Tutton (NSI) for their work in getting the leaflets together.

Local Nature Reserves in Bristol
Two parts of the Slopes became Local Nature Reserves in October 2015. This means we are one of 12 sites in Bristol given that designation. The Leaflet below provides an introduction to the sites and information on how to get to them. Visit them if you can.

Introduction to Local Nature Reserves in Bristol (858k)
Linkage Knowle West Walking Map

Linkage have produced a walking map with three different types of walk on.

Level one - under 1 mile. Between 10 - 30 minutes. Mainly flat surface
Level two - between 1 and 2 miles. 30 to 40 minutes. Flat to uneven ground some slopes
Level three - 2 to 3 miles. 45 to 90 minutes. Uneven ground, slopes and steps. Includes the Northern Slopes.

Linkage knowle west walking map (2699k)