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Guided Walk – In search of New Hot Wells

May 15, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

| Free
S H Grimm 1788 - Avon Gorge from Sea Mills
S H Grimm 1788 – Avon Gorge from Sea Mills

In search of New Hot Wells – a guided walk led by Paul Wood

New Hot Wells was a short-lived spa, just south of the foot of the Gully.  The most famous visitor was John Wesley, who was cured of a ‘greedy consumption’.  The spring is unlikely to be visible, because the water emerges into the Avon only 2 m above low water.

The walk will include:

–      The oldest path from the Downs to the Avon Gorge that is shown on maps,

made in 1703.

–      Industrial archaeology from early C20 exploitation.

–      An ancient well, which may survive from the pumphouse of 1730.

Meeting point: Sea Walls, beside Circular Road.  Time: 2.00pm

No charge, but please book in advance, by contacting Paul Wood

paulmuirwood@gmail.com

NB There are very steep slopes and uneven ground on this walk.

Details

Date:
May 15, 2016
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
Free

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Venue

Circular Road on the Downs, by Sea Walls
BS9 1PG