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The Top 10 Walks in and Around Bristol

Bristol may be a buzzing city but surprisingly has some stunning open spaces for you to relish in the great outdoors! And it’s that time to walk off all that bad food if you aren't a gym lover and take a stroll around some of Bristol best locations! We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful spots for fresh air, so we’ve gathered the best walks to take this Spring in Bristol!

Nightingale Valley

Nightingale Valley

About – Nightingale valley is a hidden gem within Brislington, with a mixture of terrains like fields, woodland areas and steep valley slopes. There are also plenty of swimming opportunities for pups too! The walk takes you through the stunning, picturesque woodland valley.

Location – 34 Hill Lawn, Brislington, Bristol BS4 4PH

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed, and off the lead too.

Picnic Area – Yes

Parking on site – Yes and its FREE

Eastwood Farm

Eastwood Farm

About – A little wildlife haven located by the river Avon, is a peaceful nature reserve with woodland, ponds and plenty of amazing wildlife to spot like swans, kingfishers, herons, buzzards and plenty more. The site will give you the countryside feels even though you are still within the city boundaries.

Location – Eastwood Farm, Wyndham Crescent, Bristol BS4 4SP ‎

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed and off their leads too.

Picnic Area – N/A

Parking on site– No, only on residential sites before you enter.

Troopers Hill

Troopers Hill

About – This stunning landscape is crowded with an abundance of heather and broom, rocky crags and gullies, stunning views and two listed chimneys. Seen as the most beautiful wildlife spots in Bristol with a fascinating mix of wild plants, animals and history.

Location – 9, Greendown, Bristol BS5 8BS

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – Yes

Parking on site – No, only on the residential sites before you enter.

Arnos Vale Cemetery

Arnos Vale Cemetery

About – Even though it is within a cemetery they offer a magical 45 acres full of spectacular Greenland. With a discovery trail this is perfect for a family Sunday stroll after a big roast dinner!

Location – Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW

Opening hours – Every Day from 9.00am – 5.00pm

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – No, but there is a café on site.

Parking on site – Yes

Abbots Pool Woodland

Abbots Pool Woodland

About – A large pond, which is the central feature of the woodland, was originally developed for the medieval practice of farming for fish. Surrounding the pool is idyllic mature woodland containing some massive oak and beech trees. An abundance of wildlife can be found here including deer, bats and birds.

Location – Abbots Leigh, Bristol BS8 3RR

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on lead.

Picnic Area – N/A

Parking on site – No, but there is around the area.

Bristol South Skyline Walk

Bristol South Skyline Walk

About – Bristol South Skyline Walk is a new route which has been developed as part of the Bristol Green Capital 2015 celebrations. Taking you on an exciting journey of discovery across parts of South Bristol using pavements and footpaths to lead you to places which allows you to see Bristol from a less well-known perspective.

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – N/A

Parking on site – N/A

Prior's Wood

Prior's Wood

About – This is a haven for any bluebell lovers with magnificent blue displays budding in the spring, perfect for Easter walks! A beautiful wildlife-rich ancient woodland with streams, plantations!

Location – Prior Woods Path, Bristol BS20 7UF, UK, Portbury

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – N/A

Parking on site – No, limited parking.

Leigh Woods

Leigh Woods

About – A well known place in Bristol set against the Brunel suspension bridge, this spectacular wilderness of tranquillity is perfect to unwind and take a well needed stroll in the fresh air! You can explore the beautiful and diverse broadleaf woodland on the plateau above the famous Avon Gorge which boasts some superb views.

Location – Forestry Commission, Leigh Woods, Inns Court Avenue, Bristol, BS4 1TG

Opening hours – Open Always.

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – Yes

Parking on site – Yes

Ashton Court Estate

Ashton Court Estate

About – Country park and mansion with 850 acres of woodland and grassland and many activities. It’s perfect for the family in Spring as the estate is full of daffodils and there are café’s and toilets to keep everyone happy.

Location – Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9JN

Opening hours – Every Day from 8.00am to 7.15pm

Dogs – Dogs are allowed on a lead.

Picnic Area – No, but there is a café on site.

Parking on site – 3 Car Parks on site.

St George Park

St George Park

About – St. George Park is one of Bristol's finest suburban Victorian parks with an attractive landscape with many mature trees which look beautiful throughout the year. The park also includes a lake, play park, tennis courts and a variety of wildlife, perfect for a family day out!

Location – Church Road, St George, Bristol, BS5 7AA

Opening hours – Open Wednesday – Sunday: 9.00am – 4.00pm

Dogs – Dogs allowed on a lead.

Picnic area – Yes and a café on site.

Parking on site – Yes and for FREE

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