Step 1: If you need to arrive at the start of the walk by public transport you have a few options. The nearest train station is Bristol Temple Meads. With buses 1, 2, 2a, 3, 4, 8, 72a & U1 stopping nearby.
Step 2: Outside the Arnolfini Arts Centre sits the sculpture of John Cabot (1986) by Stephen Joyce.
Step 3: This bronze statue, set in cobblestones, commemorates when Cabot came to Bristol from Venice in 1495 and left Bristol to discover Newfoundland.
Step 4: Walk up Narrow Quay towards Pero’s bridge.
Step 5: Pero’s bridge is a bascule bridge, composed of 3 spans. It was designed by Eillis O’Connell (1998) in stainless steel. The bridge was named in honour of Pero Jones, an enslaved African who lived in Bristol.
Step 6: The pair of horn shaped sculptures act as counterweights for the lifting section. Cross Pero’s bridge and head into Anchor Square.