Bristol St Mary Redcliffe Pipe Walk

Discover this 800-year-old Bristolian pathway.

BRISTOL, SOMERSET, UNITED KINGDOM - 2015/05/29: View from the Clifton Suspension Bridge into the Avon River Valley. (EDITORS NOTE: A polarizing filter was used for this image.). (Photo by Olaf Protze/LightRocket via Getty Images)

One of the longest established customs in the calendar, stretching back over 800 years to remember when Robert de Berkeley donated a water supply and conduit to this beautiful gothic church.

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During a 2-mile annual walk through allotments, gardens and a water-maze, the water supply is inspected and tested to ensure it works as well as the day it was gifted to the city.

Be warned, initiates are bumped against a stone along the way. 

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Saturday 17th October, 2015