Explore this peaceful wooded valley on this lovely circular 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.
You can start your walk from the car park on Cleeve Hill Road at the eastern end of the combe. Here you will find the Goblin Combe Environmental Centre, which provides educational training and residential facilities for visiting groups. From here you can pick up the footpaths heading east through the woods. Look out for a variety of woodland birds and butterflies including grizzled and dingy skippers, brown argus and green hairstreak. You can extend the walk by heading north through Wrington Warren to Brockley Wood.
If you enjoy this walk then you could head west towards Yatton, and climb to Cadbury Hill Fort.
In Congresbury you can pick up the Two Rivers Way and enjoy a walk along the River Yeo.
At Yatton you can pick up the wonderful Strawberry Line cycling and walking trail.
PostcodeBS49 4PQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Just to the south west of the site there's The Star for some post walk refreshment. They serve good quality food and have a garden area to sit out in during the warmer months. You can find them at Rhodyate Hill, Congresbury, BS49 5AJ.
The woodland and country trails are ideal for dog walking. You will probably bump into other owners with their pets on your visit.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
If you head about a mile south west of the car park you could enjoy a climb to Cadbury Hill Fort. There's some splendid views over the area from this ancient site.
You could also pick up the Congresbury Yeo and enjoy a pleasant riverside walk through the area.
The circular Wrington Walk visits the site from the nearby village. The interesting settlement includes a noteworthy 13th century church and an excellent old world pub.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.