Thank you – although this may be the last Peaceful Portway

A big thank you to everyone who was able to join us on 25 September.  It was a great privilege to see so many people enjoying themselves.

Thanks to all those who helped to make the day: Avanti String Quartet, Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol Water, Friends of Downs and Avon Gorge, Groundwork South, Gurt Lush Choir, Man Chorus, Rotary Club of Bristol Breakfast, University of Bristol Mountaineering Club

and to the well over 3,000 people who simply came and enjoyed themselves.

It costs a minimum of £2,000 to put on each day – ideally £2,500. At the moment there is rather a large bill for the volunteers who organised the event to foot – so this may be the last Peaceful Portway.

We would welcome thoughts from anyone who might be able to make this not be the last: a gifted fundraiser, someone good at spreading the word. If you want to help, please contact us:


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25 September will be our next Peaceful Portway

On 25 September 2016 from 2pm to 6pm come and join us for nature trails, music, watery workshops and a chance to traverse the beautiful A4 from Hotwells to Sea Mills.

For more details about the day, visit our events and activities page.

How to get there?

We would love more people to have the chance to come and share the sensation of hearing birdsong in the Avon Gorge. Please spread the word, by facebook, twitter or good old fashioned chatter! Encourage your friends and contacts to come along – and perhaps plan your own activities, musical, social, sporting, whatever you like.

Here are some pictures from our May event:

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Balloons over the Portway

This year 2015, there are five planned events which take place on the Portway and require the road to be closed to traffic. These are 31st May, 14 and 21st June, 13th September and 25th October for the marathons, 10km run, cycle ride and triathlon.

In each case the Portway is closed through to late morning or early afternoon. Portway Sunday Park will extend these closures so visitors can explore the Gorge, free from traffic noise, until dusk.