Folks love heading to Bristol during Spring and Summer to combine the warmer weather with a chance to get out and about in one of the country’s most pleasant city break locations. However, Autumn is also a great time to visit, not least because of the wide array of Autumn walks. When the sun is low on the horizon and the leaves falling from the trees, here are just a few delightful strolls in and around Bristol.
Blaise Castle House Museum and Estate
The Blaise Castle Estate includes 650 acres of parkland. The children’s play area, 19th century major residence, and museum are all fantastic, but nature lovers will want to stroll through the leaf-strewn woodland floor. You’ll take in tree-heavy views of the city and walk next to babbling streams. It’s an excellent place for walking, especially for younger families.
It’s impossible to talk about Bristol walks without mentioning the spectacular Downs. With views across Avon Gorge and a smattering of magnificent houses, the Downs is one of the best places to take in autumnal hues. Walk towards the Clifton Suspension Bridge or head towards the Severn Estuary for some of the area’s best walking routes.
Get over Clifton Suspension Bridge and you’ll be adventuring into Leigh Woods. It’s a great one for the kids thanks to a new woodland play trail. There are also wooded walks aplenty, and many of them will give views over the Avon Gorge.
Westonbirt The National Arboretum
If you have the time to head a little further out from the centre of Bristol, Westonbirt certainly demands your attention. The National Arboretum is frequently seen leading lists covering the best autumn walks in the UK, and that’s no surprise. From the blazing yellows of Black Walnut trees to the captivating reds of Japanese Maples, it’s a stunning place for an Autumn walk.