A welly walk with Joules

Walking under Clifton Suspension Bridge. Joules Zebra print wellies and Next party dress.

In all of my *ahem* 36 years of living in Bristol, I have never walked underneath the Clifton Suspension Bridge. For those of you that don’t know, us Bristol folk are rather fond of the bridge that sits proudly spanning the picturesque Avon Gorge. Designed by Brunel in 1864 it was and still is a remarkable architectural build and I always think it’s rather magnificent whenever I drive past.

Clifton Suspension bridge Bristol

Last weekend we decided is was time to take an afternoon stroll underneath the bridge to do a spot of exploring and test out our new wellies from Joules. It was one of those days when you’re actually quite pleased that rain is threatening because there’s nothing quite like listening to your toddler giggle with delight at the prospect of puddle jumping!

Toddler jumping in a puddle wearing wellies

We began our journey with a quick pitstop in a local park, wellies on and raincoats at the ready. Rose is actually one of those kids that loves wearing wellies rain or shine but will reluctantly wear a coat even on the chilliest of days. It’s probably my age but I feel the cold and was glad of my Joules spotty raincoat to eliminate any drafts.

Wearing the Joules spotty raincoat and navy blue spotty neoprene Joules wellies

It’s a real pleasure to be featuring and writing about Joules here on the blog as they are one of the few shops where I always want to buy everything! You know when you walk in somewhere and it’s just nice to be a bit spoilt for choice? That’s exactly how shopping in Joules makes me feel. I’ve been wearing the wellies every time we’ve been out for walks and I’m so glad I chose the Neola neoprene spot wellies – they’re a bit of a welly revelation actually so if you haven’t seen any or heard of them yet (I hadn’t before I got these ones) do check them out, they’re a really good option if you have ample calves like me – it can be a struggle to get ‘ordinary’ wellies to fit with skinny jeans – and they are also super warm and look like they’ll last really well.

Joules have loads of designs for kids and Rose was delighted when her printed zebra wellies arrived. Just perfect for jumping in muddy puddles. Team them with a party dress and you basically have a toddler’s dream outfit, we let Rose choose what she wants to wear and lately wellies and dresses are the winning combination.

Walking under Clifton Suspension Bridge. Joules Zebra print wellies and Next party dress.


After the park we headed off on our voyage, I say voyage because any walk no matter where it is or how long it takes, is a bit of a mission with a toddler in tow isn’t it? We actually found out that underneath the Portway in Bristol there’s some amazing graffiti on the supporting pillars. It’s really cool under there and perfect for a bit of a photography session. Great for a game of hide and seek too.

Joules kids zebra print wellies

Graffiti wall, wearing Joules spotty navy and white neoprene wellies

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk under the suspension bridge and stopped off for ice cream even though by that point it was pouring down with rain!

Toddler eating an ice cream in the rain wearing Jo Jo Maman Bebe raincoat

Have you been on a Welly Walk recently?

If so, then enter the #WellyWalks Photo Competition over on the Joules Facebook Page. The competition closes this weekend (30th Nov 2016) so get your pics in quick to be in the running to win £150.00 Joules gift card!

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  • Kate Williams

    Written on 31st October 2016


    I have been ‘blessed’ with feet like plates and my Joules wellies are possibly the most comfortable shoes I own! Perfect for long walks in the countryside :)

  • Harriet from Toby & Roo

    Written on 1st November 2016


    Can you believe I live in North Yorkshire, where hills and muddy fields are pretty much the only commodity (no really) and I don’t have a pair of wellies… I need to rectify this don’t I?! H xx

  • Rachel In Real Life

    Written on 10th November 2016


    Do you know, I had no idea the Portway had pillars under it, nor have we ever taken a walk under the bridge. My son hasn’t stopped talking about the Suspension Bridge or the S.S. Great Britain since he went on a trip to them both recently with school. I’m pretty sure it’s basically law that every school does a term on Brunel. ;-)

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