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Autumn Walks in & Around Bristol

Summer is over and Autumn is finally here! The forest floors are splattered with golden leaves, the landscapes are beginning to change colour and the colder weather is creeping in. We’ve put together a guide to some of the best places for an autumnal walk in and around Bristol…

Below are a few scenic spots to enjoy a brisk walk or leisurely stroll in the city...

Westonbirt Arboretum

Westonbirt Arboretum

About: Located just 35 minutes outside of Bristol, Westonbirt Arboretum is the perfect place to take a relaxing Autumnal stroll. The National Arboretum gives visitors a chance to explore trees from all over the globe as you escape from reality and unwind in the beautiful scenery of the Arboretum. The arboretum offers an expansive range of open walking trails, where you can take in the picturesque views!

Address: GL8 8QS

Price: View their prices HERE!

Dogs: They're allowed but on a lead

Parking on site: Yes

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Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods

About: Just a short walk over the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, you'll find the stunning Leigh woods. Stretching just over two square kilometres, Leigh Woods is an ideal place to see the colours of autumn at their best. The woodlands offer breathtaking views of the south west side of the Avon Gorge. With a huge variety terrains, it is the perfect place for an autumnal walk for all abilities and ages!

Address: Leigh Woods, Inns Court Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1TG

Price: Free entry

Dogs: Yes they're allowed but on a lead

Parking on site: Yes

Ashton Court Estate

Ashton Court Estate

About: This classic country park has over 850 acres of woodland and grassland to walk through. Just two miles from the centre of Bristol, Ashton Court remains almost entirely surrounded by Somerset countryside, you can wrap up warm and head off for a brisk walk around the gorgeous estate. You'll wade through picture-perfect autumnal scenes while the kids can go off hunting for conkers.

Address: Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN

Price: Free entry

Dogs: Yes they're allowed but on a lead

Parking on site: There are 3 Car Parks on site

Tyntesfield

Tyntesfield

About: You can explore the autumn’s colourful glory at Tyntesfield, a Victorian Gothic Mansion surrounded by 540 acres of woodland, gardens, meadows and parkland. You can also discover ancient trees on a guided walk as well as wade through the stunning autumnal scenes.

Address: Wraxall, Bristol, Somerset, BS48 1NX

Price: View their prices HERE!

Dogs: Yes they're allowed but on a lead

Parking on site: Yes 

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The Downs

The Downs

About: The Downs, is one of the largest green expanses in the city and it borders Clifton Village. You can explore the many paths and tree-lined avenues while enjoying a brisk walk. The Downs is packed with a selection of beautiful trees and autumnal flowers making it a great place to head for an Autumnal walk and a perfect place to take the kids for a day out!

Address: Stoke Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS9 1FG

Price: Free Entry

Dogs: Dogs are allowed

Parking on site: There is parking nearby

Oldbury Court & Snuff Mills

Oldbury Court & Snuff Mills

About: Oldbury Court Estate and Snuff Mills are hidden behind a residential area in the city. A picturesque and diverse estate, it combines woodland and riverside paths with historic parkland and excellent children's play facilities. It is the ideal place for a family day out and is popular with walkers for its varied autumnal landscapes and panoramic views.

Address: Oldbury Ct Rd, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2JH

Price: Free Entry

Dogs: Yes dogs are allowed

Parking on site: There is parking nearby

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