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Shaun in the City – Downs Trail

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After our visit to Cribbs Causeway, we got the Number 1 bus and headed back to Westbury-on-Trym.

The Downs Trails has been designed to start in Whiteladies Road, heading north via the Botanic Gardens to Westbury-on-Trym, the going south through Henleaze to Westbury Park. However as we were coming from the north, we undertook the trail in a different order.

Getting off the bus in Canford Lane, we found our first Shaun on the Downs Trail, Bristol Beauty at 12:45.

Shaun in the City – 13. Bristol Beauty

Shaun in the City – 13. Bristol Beauty
18 July 2015

Continuing along Canford Lane and up Westbury Hill, then along Grange Court Road we got to the next Shaun in Henleaze Road, The Tale of Peter Rabbit. This Shaun is located outside an estate agent which sponsored the statue. A member of the staff came out with balloons for those who were participating on the trail.

Shaun in the City – 14. The Tale of Peter Rabbit

Shaun in the City – 14. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
18 July 2015

Heading south west to the next Shaun, took us off the identified route along Henleaze Road where it meets Westbury Road. There is located Bumble at the north end of the green area called The Downs.

Shaun in the City – 12. Bumble

Shaun in the City – 12. Bumble
18 July 2015

Here we had a choice, either head along the west side of The Downs to the Botanic Gardens, or head into Westbury Park. We opted for the latter via North View and Linden Road into Coldharbour Road where Groovy Baby was found, complete with straw bales.

Shaun in the City – 15. Groovy Baby

Shaun in the City – 15. Groovy Baby
18 July 2015

Where Stoke Road meets Westbury Road, there is a water tower. Nearby is Ram-ble.

Shaun in the City – 10. Ram-ble

Shaun in the City – 10. Ram-ble
18 July 2015

The next Shaun on our list was Shaun of the Jungle at the Botanic Gardens across The Downs via Stoke Road into Stoke Bishop. As with Peter Rabbit, there was a welcome for Shaun Trail followers here, encouraging visits to the Botanic Gardens. With many more Shauns to find we did not visit the gardens on this occasion, however this will be on our to-do list next time we visit Bristol.

Shaun in the City – 11. Shaun of the Jungle

Shaun in the City – 11. Shaun of the Jungle
18 July 2015

Re-tracing our steps along Stoke Road we headed to Whiteladies road and the last Shaun of this trail. Tutti Fruiti was located outside, and sponsored by, Kitchens Cookshop. Once again there was a warm welcome from the shop staff. They had a mini treasure hunt in the shop for children to follow.

Shaun in the City – 9. Tutti Fruiti

Shaun in the City – 9. Tutti Fruiti
18 July 2015

We took around two hours to find all the Shauns on the Downs Trail, around 45 minutes less that the suggested time. This probably had something to do with us not following the trail in the suggested order.

Before embarking on the next trail, we stopped off at the nearby River Cottage establishment for an afternoon snack.

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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