Leigh Woods & Clifton Suspension Bridge

Students' Union, Senghennydd Road • Sun 16 February 2020 10:00-18:30

This trip unfortunately has to be cancelled due to the adverse weather of Storm Dennis.


(Photograph is Leigh Woods on a Sunny Autumn Day by Adrian Scottow)

Meet at the back of the SU at 9:45 to arrive at 11:00. We will leave at the drop off point at 17:00 to arrive back at the SU at 18:00, giving you 6 hours to explore.

Come with us to visit Leigh woods in Bristol, followed by a few hours in Bristol City Centre.

What should we expect for the walk?

Leigh Woods is a Nature Reserve with fantastic woodland walks suitable for all! Discover spectacular views, ancient trees, an abundance of wildlife and great views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Join Give it a Go as we go for a stroll through the woods and have a picnic!

The coaches will be leaving very strictly from the front of the Students' Union building at 10am. We're aiming to be back no later than 6pm. It's designed to be a fairly easy going day, with no particular rush and plenty of breaks to accommodate a variety of walking abilities.

  • 10am Leave CUSU, Cardiff City Centre
  • 11am Arrive at Leigh Woods, Bristol
  • 1pm leave Leigh Woods, Bristol
  • 1.30pm Arrive in Bristol City Centre
  • 5pm Leave Bristol City Centre
  • 6pm Arriving CUSU, Cardiff City Centre

What do I need to bring?

This walk is designed to be fairly easy-going, the ground being fairly flat and not too grueling. That said we would always strongly advice that all students/explorers be prepared and bring the following:

  • Walking boots / strong waterproof trainers
  • A warm waterproof jacket or coat
  • Plenty of warm layers
  • Trousers
  • A rucksack
  • At least two bottles of water
  • Snacks

We would also advise you to bring a small packed lunch. Hats, scarf and gloves, and an extra waterproof jacket are also quite useful to have in your back pack.

(Photograph is Walking in the Woods by Adrian Scottow)

Terms and Conditions

Tickets, Cancellations, Refunds and Adverse Weather Conditions

  1. All tickets once sold are strictly non-refundable in all circumstances except where the walk is cancelled by CUSU.
  2. Adverse weather conditions which are held to jeopardise the safety of the trip, will result in the cancellation of the walk. Thereupon a full refund and options to reschedule will become available accordingly.
  3. The presence of precipitation, wind or unpleasant weather conditions will not automatically entitle participants to a refund. Walkers must expect and be prepared for all aspects of British weather.
  4. Students must be on time at the meeting point or the coach will leave without them. This is accurate leaving and returning.

Expected Conduct and Liabilities

  1. We're pretty laid back in the SU, but participants must observe the authority of the trip leader and follow all reasonable instructions. Our staff and guides are there to keep you safe!
  2. Failure to adhere to instructions given by CUSU staff and guides may trigger the University's disciplinary procedure.
  3. We advise against you taking expensive or sentimental belongings on these trips. CUSU cannot be held liable or responsible for any losses sustained to property however caused.

Medical Conditions

  1. Please disclose any and all medical conditions that may affect your ability to complete the walk. CUSU will do everything it possibly can to ensure its activities are as accessible as they can be to as many people as they can be - but our guides need to know what to expect before we leave Cardiff.
(Photograph is Leigh Woods by Nick)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is this a difficult walk?

A. No, our guide has classified this walk as being beginner ability. The route is suitable for the vast majority students who are reasonably fit and able.

Q. What happens if it rains?

A. A bit of drizzle never hurt anyone. If it rains, assume the walk will go ahead unless we tell you otherwise. We may explore alternative routes, or decide to shorten the walk if necessary, but cancellation will only be the last resort option. We'll cancel the walk if the trip leader decides that weather conditions are so severe as to jeopodise the safety of the participants.

Q. Are trainers okay for this walk?

A. You may be able to get away with reasonable quality trainers, though we would always say walking boots would be the best option.

Q. I have very mild asthma and/or some allergies, should I mention that when I sign up?

A. Yes please.