12 photos following the brilliant Bristol rivers trail by mystery artist Bumpsy

There are now more than 40 Mr Bump graffiti tags across the city

Move over Banksy, there’s a new mystery artist in Bristol. Cheekily dubbed ‘Bumpsy’, there are now more than 40 Mr Bump graffiti tags dotted around the city.

Scattered along the Rivers Avon and Trym, and stretching from under the M5 bridge all the way to a skate park south of Hotwells, the Bumpsy trail runs for about 33km in total.

We decided to see how many Bumpsies we were able to find within three hours on a somewhat rainy weekday.

The map we used is up to date as of June 2022, meaning that some of the tags are worn-down and trickier to spot since they were recorded.

Some have been removed altogether but a few new Bumpsies have been created. The route can be tracked from a smartphone by downloading the file here.

Whilst riding the bus to Brislington on my way back, for example, I could see a cluster of Mr Bump rocks and a faded mural on the other side of the river.

Here are the 12 Mr Bump tags we found within three hours of searching.

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