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Bristol Beta #2

August 30, 2017

Next up is this year's WCS event photographer, Bristol local and organiser of the wonderful Women's Trad Festival, Charlie Low.

 

CHARLIE LOW

 

BRISTOL

 

DATA ANALYST, FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER

& ORGANISER OF THE WOMEN'S TRAD FESTIVAL

 

LOGISTICS: 

 

Eat:

The Grain Barge is one of my favourite places to eat - you get lovely views of the harbour, and the food is amazing! Plus they always have great ciders and beers!

 

STAY:

Bloc is in St Werburghs, so looking for an Airbnb around there is a good bet! It has a great, hippy vibe and is close to the City Farm.


A POST WCS DRINK:

I love having a drink with a view, I usually head to the harbourside. The Apple is a boat and has a great selection of local ciders, as does Stable, which also has some great pizzas and pies! 

 

 

 

CLIMBING: 

 

SPORT: 

South Wales sport is some of the best in the UK, and is less than 2 hours from Bristol. My favourite crag is Foxhole which has some great routes from 6a+ to 8b+.

 

TRAD: 

If you want to check out some of the local trad, head down to Avon Gorge. Suspension Bridge Buttress has some awesome climbs, and it feels very 'Bristol' climbing under the bridge!

 

 

IN CASE OF WET WEATHER:

 

Gear shops: 

Dick's Climbing near Old Market is always a good bet for gear oggling, or if you want something a little closer there's Banana Fingers in Bloc.

 

Wall: 

I can never pick a favourite wall, so I tend to go to all four! For roped climbing you can head to UCR in St Werburghs, or Redpoint in Bedminster which has its own bar and super tasty sweet potato fries. If you'd prefer to boulder, Bloc and TCA both have loads to choose from, as well as decent training areas.

 

Place to get a brew: 

There are so many cute little independent cafes in Bristol, the best spots for them being Stokes Croft or Park Street. If you fancy something a bit different, the City Farm Cafe in St Werburghs is very cute.

 

 

 

DON'T MISS:

 

There's some pretty incredible graffiti around Bristol that is worth hunting out. With quite a few Banksys around as well as massive murals in Bedminster from the yearly Upfest graffiti festivals, it's worth going on a hunt and seeing what you can find.

Keep an eye out for future #BristolBeta articles every fortnight! If you missed #BristolBeta1, catch up on it here.

 

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