Category: Walks

  • Remembering Julie Boston: 2

    Remembering Julie Boston: 2

    On Friday 9th December Bristol Amblers invited FoSBR members on a walk to celebrate Julie Boston who passed away in October.  Julie was an enthusiastic ambler, and a founder member of FoSBR. The trip was scheduled to combine a train ride to Severn Beach, with a walk around Severn Beach.  These elements happened, but with…

  • Ocean Jubilee Bridge

    Ocean Jubilee Bridge

    The new Ocean Jubilee rail bridge was officially opened in May 2022.  This replaced the bridge over the Stroudwater Navigation Canal in Stonehouse. It is part of a project to allow Stroud to be re-connected to the national canal network. This bridge is on the main Bristol-Gloucester line near Stonehouse. It crosses the canal south…

  • Window Seater audio travel guides

    Window Seater audio travel guides

    Start-up tech company Window Seater launched a new series of immersive audio travel guides on 17th February 2022 to connect rail passengers with the world outside their train window. These travel guides are the result of a collaboration between Window Seater, the Community Rail Network and GWR. The project was backed by the Department for…

  • A walk around Gloucester

    A walk around Gloucester

    This 8 km walk around Gloucester takes in friaries, docks, a nature reserve and plenty of transport infrastructure.

  • Walks from the Severn Beach Line

    Walks from the Severn Beach Line

    John Beales, a walk leader with Bristol Amblers and friend of FoSBR, has compiled a selection of walks from the Severn Beach Line.

  • Walk from Avonmouth Station to Shirehampton

    Walk from Avonmouth Station to Shirehampton

    On Saturday 10th October, four FOSBR supporters alighted at Avonmouth station at 11:03 for a walk from Avonmouth to the Lamplighters Inn in Shirehampton. The walk started by looking at the old Seaman’s Mission opposite Avonmouth station. Opened in 1925, it contained a large concert hall for recreation, refreshment rooms, skittle alley and dormitories for…

  • FoSBR 25th anniversary – socially-distanced celebrations

    FoSBR 25th anniversary – socially-distanced celebrations

    Last weekend was the 25th anniversary of FoSBR’s formation.   COVID-19 prevented us from holding any large celebration, but small groups (less than six) of FoSBR supporters and allies met up over the weekend along the line. Pictured in various locations along the Severn Beach Line, above and below: Bernard K – ASLEF, Dave R –…

  • Rail across the Severn – then & now

    Rail across the Severn – then & now

    This walk was researched before the Covid-19 lockdown & is published in anticipation of freer movement in the months ahead. This is a circular walk around the Portskewett area in South Wales which offers some glimpses into railway links between England and Wales over the last 150 years.  The walk distance from Caldicot station is…