A frivolous blog this week! How good is your local knowledge of the areas we walk in? Test yourself with this quiz. Can you beat 5/10?
- Name the Act of Parliament (including the date) that preserved the Downs for the recreational use for the citizens of Bristol.
- As you head out across The Downs from the café Retreat with the water tower behind you, there is a rough, scrubby area to your left which was once mined for lead and iron. What is the name given to this area?
- In 2011 goats were introduced in a four hectare area on the Downs. Why were they introduced?
- What is the area where the goats graze called?
- In Blaise Estate there are two caves. Can you name either of them?
- Ashton Court is home to three types of deer. Can you name them?
- There are several bicycle trails that criss-cross through Ashton Court and Leigh Woods. They all have names. Can you name one
- The Ashton Court rangers allow the grass to grow during the summer months for what reason?
- Ros and Vicky had their picture taken today on Pero’s bridge, Harbourside as it is the site of a special ‘art’ installation. What is this art installation?
- Do you know the name of the artificial stone that was used to landscape the area around Abbots Pool?
- The Downs Act 1861
- The Dumps
- Conservation to protect grasses and flowers
- The Gully
- Robber’s Cave and Butcher’s Cave
- Fallow deer, Red deer, roe deer
- Nova, Yer Tiz
- To protect the skylarks
- Fog bridge