Walking along the chocolate path, cycling up Pigsty Hill, driving down Blackboy Hill. These things are done all the time, but look up any of these places on a map and you will draw a blank, for they are all nicknames given to thoroughfares, or parts of thoroughfares, in Bristol.
The chocolate path is the footpath sandwiched between Cumberland Road and the railway line, next to the New Cut. It is so-named because it looks like it is made out of small chunks of chocolate, sadly not because its lampposts are edible:
Pigsty Hill is the short stretch of the Gloucester Road where a new Morrisons will soon be appearing in the old Offbins off license. Starting soon after the former North Bristol Baths, Pigsty Hill even has its name on some of the street signs: Gloucester Rd BS7 (section known locally as ‘Pigsty Hill’).
Are there any other equivalent thoroughfares in Bristol?