GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Bristol Walks

The popular city of Bristol is a great place for walkers with riverside paths, country park estates, attractive woodland and several long distance trails passing through the area.

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In the spring walkers flock to the beautiful bluebell woods in Bristol. Click the 'Woodland' button below to see these.

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Ashton Court Park3 miles (5 km)A short circular walk around one of England's most popular country parks. The Ashton Court Estate is located near Bristol and is comprised of 850 acres of woodland, parkland and gardens. Highlights include Ashton Court Meadow nature reserve which contains a wide range of flowering plants. There is also a deer park and Clarken Combe - a woodland area with a range of plant species. View Full Details>>
Blaise Castle2 miles (4 km)Explore the delightful Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol, on this circular walk through the 650 acre country park View Full Details>>
Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower1 miles (1 km)This pretty park and nature reserve is located in the centre of Bristol. It's a splendid place to go for a stroll with a wildflower meadow, ponds and the impressive Cabot Tower. You can climb the 105 feet (32m) high tower for panoramic viewsover the city. View Full Details>>
Brean Down2 miles (4 km)Explore this beautiful natural pier and enjoy wonderful coastal views on this walk on the Somerset coast. The promontory stands at 318 feet (97m) highand is a continuation of theMendip Hills. As such there is some climbing involved but you are rewarded with wonderful views of theBristol Channel, south Wales and Weston Super Mare. At the seaward end you will find Brean Down Fortwhich was built in 1865 and then re-armed in theSecond World War. View Full Details>>
Bridgwater Bay National Nature Reserve2 miles (2.5 km)Explore this beautiful nature reserve on this short walk in the Somerset Levels. The reserve is situated on the mouth of the River Parrett with lovely views over the estuary to Stert Island and Burnham-on-Sea. It consists of extensive areas of mudflats, sand banks, reed beds and saltmarshes attracting a large number of birds. Look out for shelduck, curlew, redshank and oystercatcher from the excellent elevated bird hide. There is also an abundance of interesting flora with wildflowers and plants including Somerset hair grass,wild thyme,horseshoe vetchandbirds-foot-trefoil. View Full Details>>
Bristol and Bath Railway Path16 miles (26 km)This lovely cycle or walk takes you along a disused railway line with its series of charming stations. Starting in the historic city of Bristol you will pass through Staple Hill, Mangotsfield and then Warmley where the station platform contains a cafe - perfect for a stop for refreshments. View Full Details>>
Bristol Circular River Walk5 miles (8 km)This circular walk in Bristol visits some of the highlights of the city, including Temple Church, Castle Park, the SS Great Britain, Britol's Floating Harbour, Cabot Tower and Bristol Cathedral. It's about a 5 mile walk with lots of nice long, waterside stretches along the River Avon to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Bristol Triangular City Walk18 miles (29 km)This walk takes you on a tour of this fascinating and historical city, visiting several famous landmarks on the way. It was devised by the Bristol Ramblers and offers wonderful views of the city exploring the Waterfront, Durdham and Clifton Downs, Avon Gorge and Blaise Castle Estate. View Full Details>>
Chalford and the Toadsmoor Valley7 miles (11 km)Enjoy a walk along the Thames and Severn Canal before exploring the woodland of the Toadsmoor Valley on this walk from Chalford. There's nice views of the River Frome and interesting old mills to see in the area. View Full Details>>
Community Forest Path45 miles (72 km)This is a varied and interesting circular walk taking you on a tour of the countryside, villages and historic estates around Bristol. View Full Details>>
Cranham Woods3 miles (5.5 km)This circular woodland walk in the Cotswolds visits Cranham Woods, Buckholt Wood and Cooper's Hill. These large peaceful woods have miles of walking trails through attractive Beech woodland. Cyclists can try a series of downhill mountain bike trails. View Full Details>>
Dunster Castle8 miles (13 km)Explore the parkland, woodland and Historic Deer Park surrounding this Norman Castle near Minehead View Full Details>>
Frome Valley Walkway18 miles (29 km)This pleasant and fairly easy walk takes you from Eastville Park on the outskirts of Bristol to the village of Old Sodbury along the River Frome. View Full Details>>
Goblin Combe4 miles (6 km)Explore this peaceful wooded valley on this lovely walk in North Somerset. The woods are located a few miles north east of Congresbury, near the small village of Cleeve. The site includes hundreds of acres of woodland, large areas of open grassland and some moderate climbs with great views towards the Mendip Hills. There's also limestone cliffs and limestone meadows with lots of wildflowers to look out for. View Full Details>>
Great Wood Quantocks2 miles (3 km)Enjoy miles of cycling and walking trails in this large area of woodland in the Quantocks. There is a red waymarked walking trail starting from the main car park which takes you to Ramscombe on good footpaths. The area has fine trees including ancient oaks, Majestic Douglas firs and Sitka spruce. There are also lovely streams and grassy glades to enjoy a picnic in. Look out for a variety of wildlife including red and roe deer, nightjar and sparrowhawk. View Full Details>>
Greyfield Woods1 miles (1 km)These pretty woods near the village of High Littleton have some nice woodland trails to try. There's free car parking and in the spring there's lots of bluebells within the ancient, mixed woodland. There's also a lovely waterfall and the option of picking up the Limestone Link which skirts the southern edge of the woods. You could pick up this long distance trail and head towards Clutton, Temple Cloud or Timsbury. In nearby Clutton you can join with the Three Peaks Walk and further explore the beautiful Chew Valley. Heading west will take you to the splendid Chew Valley Lake. View Full Details>>
Holnicote Estate3 miles (5 km)This walk visits Selworthy Beacon and Bury castle in the splendid Holnicote Estate in Somerset. You start off in the village of Selworthy next to the church, and head to the nearby Bury Castle where you will find an Iron Age enclosure dating back to 400 B.C. You then climb to the 308 metres (1,010ft) high Selworthy Beacon where there are marvellous views across Exmoor and the Somerset coast. It is one of the highest points in the Exmoor National Park along with Dunkery Beacon. From the high point you descend on Folly Combe, returning to the church soon after. View Full Details>>
Kilve Beach and East Quantoxhead3 miles (5.5 km)This circular walk explores a beautiful area of coast and countryside in the Quantocks. View Full Details>>
Leigh Woods2 miles (3 km)Enjoy cycling and walking trails in this forest and nature reserve in Bristol. The reserve is located in the beautiful Avon Gorge and is a popular retreat from the city. You can enjoy oak, small leaf lime and ash forest with carpets of bluebells in the springtime. Along the way you can enjoy sculpture trails, views of the River Avon and the Clifton Suspension Bridge and a variety of wildlife. Look out for bullfinch, marsh tit, song thrush and Peregrine falcon as you make your way through the woods. The area is managed by the National Trust so the trails are well maintained. View Full Details>>
Lorna Doone Walk5 miles (8.8 km)Explore Exmoor's beautiful Doone Valleyon this fine literary walk. The area has strong connections with Richard Dodderidge Blackmore's 1869 novel 'Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor'. The walk notably visits Oare church,scene of Lorna Doone's dramatic wedding day. View Full Details>>
Old Down Country Park1 miles (2 km)This country park in Bristol has a number of good walking trails through 66 acres of lanscaped gardens and woodland. There are also wildflower meadows, a victorian walled garden and wonderful views across theRiver Severn and into Wales. Other features in the park include farm animals, a lake, an adventure playground and a cafe. The park is located near Alveston and Tockington. View Full Details>>
Poets Walk Clevedon1 miles (2 km)This short walk in Clevedon follows the Poet's Walk footpath along the cliff tops to the west of the town. The walk is inspired by some of the poets and writers who have visited Clevedon. These includeColeridgein 1795 andTennysonin 1834. It's also alocal nature reserveand includes calcareous grassland, coastal scrub, woodland, with fine views over the Bristol Channel. View Full Details>>
Porlock and Porlock Weir6 miles (9 km)This circular walk from the town of Porlock uses sections of the South West Coast Path and the Coleridge Way to take you on a tour of the coast and woods surrounding the town. View Full Details>>
Portishead Nature Reserve Walk2 miles (4 km)An easy circular walk around the Portsbury Wharf Nature Reserve in Portishead. The attractive 113 acre site providesa vital buffer of green land between Portishead and the Portbury Dock industrial complex. View Full Details>>
Portishead to Clevedon5 miles (8.5 km)Follow the coastal path from Portishead to Cleveland on this point to point walk in Somerset. There's pretty bays, nice beaches, sandstone cliffs and great views across the Severn Estuaryinto Wales. The route runs along a fairly flat path for about 5 miles. View Full Details>>
River Avon Trail25 miles (40 km)Travel along the River Avon from Pill to Bath via Bristol on this delightful trail View Full Details>>
Rowberrow Warren3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy miles of mountain bike trails and walking trails in these woods near Cheddar. You can start from the village of Rowberrow, just north of Shipham. Just head east from the village and you can pick up the bridleways and tracks through the woods. It's an attractive area with shady clearings, streams and interesting flora and fauna to look out for. View Full Details>>
Sand Point3 miles (5.5 km)Enjoy fine views across the Bristol Channel to Wales on this coastal walk on the edge of the Mendip Hills in Somerset. Sand Point is an extraordinary peninsulastretching out from Middle Hope over the Bristol Channel. The area is geologically significant with carboniferouslimestone and unusual volcanic intrusions. It is also historically fascinating with bowl barrowanddisc barrowdating from lateNeolithicorBronze Ageand the site of a likelymotte-and-bailey castle.It's also the site of Woodspring Priory, a formerAugustinianpriory, founded in the early 13th century. The area is managed by the National Trust and is a popular place for walkers with its wonderful views towardsFlat Holm island,South Wales,Clevedon, theSecond Severn Crossingand theSevern Bridge. There's also lots of wildlife to look out for with various coastal birds visiting the bays below. Keep your eyes peeled for curlews, little egrets, redshank and sandpipers as you make your way across the headland. View Full Details>>
Standish Wood2 miles (3 km)Enjoy peaceful woodland trails in this large area of woodland near Whiteshill, Stroud. In the springtime there are carpets of bluebells to enjoy. View Full Details>>
Two Tunnels Greenway11 miles (18.5 km)This is a super, shared cycling and walking path making use of a disused railway path through Bath and the surrounding countryside. The path takes you through Bath and then on into some splendid Somerset countryside before following the Kennet and Avon Canal Towpath and the River Avon back into Bath. View Full Details>>
Tyntesfield House1 miles (2 km)This VictorianGothic Revivalhouse near Bristol Circular is surrounded by 150 acres (61ha) of parkland and gardens which are perfect for a peaceful walk. You can explore the woodland, the tree lined drive, thedelightful rose garden,the walled kitchen garden, summer houses, and theaviary - all with the rolling Somerset hills as beautiful backdrop. The Home Farm Visitor Centre houses the Cow Barn kitchen, gift shop and garden shop. View Full Details>>
West Somerset Coast Path25 miles (40 km)Follow the beautiful Somerset coast through the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on this lovely coastal walk.
The walk begins at the car park at Steart, next to the Bridgwater Bay Nature Reserve. You then follow the path west, along the coast, to the village of Watchet with its pretty harbour and piers. View Full Details>>
Weston Woods2 miles (4 km)These pretty woods in Weston-Super-Mare have a series of good footpaths to try. The woods are also a local nature reserve covering 130 hectares (321 acres) on Worlebury Hill above the town. From the elevated position of the woods there are nice views over Sand Bay towards Wales. There's also an Iron Age hillfort at the western tip of the site where the defensive ramparts can be clearly seen. View Full Details>>
Westonbirt Arboretum4 miles (6 km)Enjoy a woodland walk through this beautiful Arboretum near Tetbury in the Cotswolds. Here you will find 15,000specimens from all over the world in an area covering about 600acres. It is considered one of the most valued and significant collections of trees in the whole of the United Kingdom. In autumn it is a simply stunning spectacle providing one of the best natural fireworks displays in Britain. In spring you can see rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias in the Old Arboretum and wildflowers, bluebellsandcherry treesin Silk Wood. View Full Details>>

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