This North Somerset town has a lovely local sculpture trail, an Iron Age Hillfort and a nearby National Trust property to explore on foot.
This walk from the town visits some of the local walking highlights including the Ty Sculpture Trail, Cadbury Camp and the National Trust's Clevedon Court.
The walk starts from the splendid Ty Sculpture Trail on the northern outskirts of the town. Here you'll find a delightful woodland area with a number of interesting sculptures, ponds, the Land Yeo river and a cafe.
After exploring the site you can follow country lanes north west to meet up with the Gordano Round and follow it towards Cadbury Camp. The site dates back to Neolithic times and is run by the National Trust. The views are extensive with the Mendips, the Quantocks, Exmoor and Flat and Steep Holm in the Severn Estuary to see from the summit.
The route then continues west along the waymarked footpath to visit Clevedon Court. There's an 18th century garden, woodland trails and acres of parkland surrounding this fine 14th century manor house.
After exploring the grounds you return to Nailsea on the same paths.
PostcodeBS21 6SG - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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The Old Farmhouse is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. The rustic old pub dates from the 17th century and is set in a stunning Grade II listed former farmhouse. Inside is full of character with oak beams, a stripped timber floor and a wood burning stove. There's also some outdoor seating if the weather is fine. You can find them on Trendlewood Way at a postcode of BS48 2PF for your sat navs.
The woodland and country trails make for a fine dog walk. The Old Farmhouse mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
To continue your walking around Nailsea head to Tyntesfield House. The grounds include woodland, a tree lined drive, a rose garden, a walled kitchen garden, summer houses, and an the aviary. The house is near the Bristol Circular River Walk which explores the area around the nearby city.
Just to the south is the neighbouring village of Backwell where you can enjoy a walk around the Backwell Lake Nature Reserve.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Somerset Walks page.