Walk the Talk:
Walking Workshops for
the Built Environment
Friday morning, 3 March 2023
Ashton Court Golf Course Community Hub Cafe by the upper car park (Gate Entrance from A369 Abbots Leigh Road corner Rownham Hill
The Impact of Our Decisions
What are the real impacts of the professional decisions we make, from everyday choices through to the long-term? This workshop will begin with a short discussion on the hidden effects of designing from a distance. Together, we will explore a number of decisions that impact local and global communities, natural systems, and lives.
11:30 MEET at Meeting Point
11:40 OPENING Purpose, Guiding Questions & Themes
11:50 WALK BEGINS (we will make considerations for anyone with limited mobility)
12:15 CAFE BREAK at the COURTYARD CAFE (one coffee or tea is included in the ticket)
13:30 WALK ENDS back at MEETING POINT Circle Discussions & Feedback
Further Information & Waiver
Walking: The meeting point is in Ashton Court and can be reached from the bottom (where the Mansion is) following the long sweeping path, or from the top, through the gate next to the A369, walk along the avenue of plane trees and up to the right towards the golf course car park.
Cycling: Same route as walking, but stay on the road and don't cross the barriers on your bikes! There is a passing place for cyclists next to the vehicle barriers (I've seen a few of people have the barriers drop on them...ouch) You can lock your bikes on the opposite side of the road, next to the little coffee truck.
Bus: The nearest bust stop from the Town Centre is located here. The X4 Portishead leaves from either C9 City Centre Stop or the Anchor Road stop.
Driving: You can arrive from the Centre via A369, or via Clifton. The Suspension Bridge costs £1 to cross but you could also park in Clifton Village and walk across the Bridge, which is always more enjoyable than driving. Parking can also be found in North Road, Leigh Woods, or in Ashton Court Golf Course. Unfortunately new parking charges mean that there's no more free parking. Please try to share lifts if you're driving, get in touch so we can arrange it!
What to Bring:
Good, comfortable walking shoes: waterproof, warm, anti-slip.
Warm clothes: our pace will match that of the person/s that need to be a little slower-paced, so dress up warm. This is not an exercise event or race...
There is no rain in the forecast but we live in Bristol, so be ready for anything!
Flask or Cup/Mug: If you like having a hot drink while on the move, I will be bringing a couple of flasks with Rooibos (non-caffeinated) tea and oat milk. We will be warming up for a proper coffee break at the Courtyard Cafe around 11am.
A sense of openness, lightness, and curiosity: who knows what will come up!
Our route will begin at the top of Ashton Court and take us through the grounds, and into the wooded area for some of the walk. There may be muddy areas, and we will see what is possible for the group. We can always split up and meet again for those that cannot walk through the wooded area.
I, the undersigned, assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident, which may occur during my participation in the event or while I am on the premises of the event. I hereby release and hold harmless Kara de los Reyes, Terralupa, and all other persons and entities associated with the event. I will not enter and participate unless I am fully aware of the risks associated with this event, and can look after myself. I assume the risks associated with this event; these may include, but are not limited to falls, contact with participants, reactions to food or beverages, the effects of weather including cold or rainy weather, and the conditions of the trail or paths, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I also grant my permission to Kara to use photographs or videos, and any other record of this event for sharing outcomes with participants and for inviting new participants.
I understand that tickets or fees are non refundable.
I have read the forgoing and certify my agreement.
NOTE: This waiver is sent to participants via email.
In the event of an emergency, the walk will immediately stop. If we are in a safe place, all participants will be asked to stay until emergency services arrive.
Our choices often affect those we don't see and don't know. Humans, and non-humans alike.
Walk the Talk opens up perspectives and invites curiosity.