GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Goblin Combe

4 miles (6 km)

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 grizzledanddingy skippers,brown argusandgreen 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.


BS49 4PQ - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Goblin Combe OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Goblin Combe Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


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.

Dog Walking

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.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Goblin combe

Goblin combe view. "Combe" is the same as the Welsh word "cwm" which means valley.

Cleeve Wood - - 277091

Cleeve Wood. An ancient beech tree beside the path in Cleeve woods to the Combe.

Goblin Combe - - 980847

Goblin Combe. An SSSI of upland limestone with rare plants and dwarf yew. Excellent views to the S and W.

Goblin Combe cliffs - - 901736

Goblin Combe cliffs. Looking towards King's Wood over the Combe.

Cleeve Toot hill fort - - 277089

Cleeve Toot hill fort.This is the information board for Cleeve Toot, a late bronze age or early iron age hill fort located just to the east of the car park, near the start of the walk. The site has not yet been excavated, and it now in dense woodland at the edge of Cleeve Wood.

Goblin Combe - - 2422785

Looking towards the combe from the western end near Bristol Airport.

Cleeve, bluebell wood - - 62547

Cleeve, bluebell wood around Wrington.

Green at Cleeve - - 2419963

Green at Cleeve village near the route start.


GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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