Access by public transport

Portbury Wharf

Portbury Wharf is a now disused but historic boat landing area of salt marsh on the Severn Estuary between Portishead and the Portbury Docks. The Avon Wildlife Nature Reserve behind the Sea Wall is an area of lakes, ponds and rhynes with 3 bird hides and level paths, suitable for bikes and wheelchairs, leading from Sheepway (where there is a bus stop) right down to the sea across the marsh. More »

Avon Gorge

The Avon Gorge is a geological masterpiece and integral to the City of Bristol in everyway – physically and culturally, geographically and historically. More »

Oldbury Court, the River Frome and Snuff Mills

Oldbury Court is a magnificent park in north east Bristol about 3 miles from the city centre with mature woodland and large meadow areas. On its northern edge is the steep sided wooded valley of the River Frome which, if you follow it downstream, will take you to the old industrial site of Snuff Mills. More »

Brean Down

From Brean Down, jutting out into the Bristol Channel, there are wonderful views in all directions. The Down, as well as the island of Steepholm, are parts of the rocky spine of the Mendip Hills as it disappears into the Bristol Channel. More »

Pill & Easton-in-Gordano Parish countryside

This area, bisected by the A369 is bounded by the villages of Easton-in-Gordano & Pill to the north, the valley of the Markham Brook to the east and the 'Bottoms' (with its un-named stream) to the west. More »

Warmley Forest Park

Warmley Forest Park is an area of new woodland, scrub and open grassland. There are also ponds and the Siston Brook rushes along its eastern boundary. More »

Dolebury Warren

Dolebury Warren is a Mendip hilltop with extensive views across the North Somerset Levels to the Bristol Channel. It hosts a large Iron Age hillfort, the banks built from limestone hewn from the hillside – the stone rubble can be seen exposed in several places. More »

Floating Harbour, Bristol

The Floating Harbour, or City Docks, is the heart of Bristol. Now you can walk or take a wheelchair around a complete circuit of a substantial part the old docks – a fine Local Journey with plenty of things to see on the way. More »

Golden Valley, Wick, South Gloucestershire

A splendid walk alongside the fast running River Boyd and through the site of a former ochre works. Here the remains of buildings, stained red by the processing of ochre, stand in regenerated woodland. More »

Troopers Hill, East Bristol

Troopers Hill, with its crooked chimney, rises above the River Avon and offers spectacular views across the City of Bristol. More »

Pill Community Orchard

An acre of mature orchard. Dog free and a nice place for a picnic – it’s only a few steps from the River Avon Trail. The orchard used to be part of Ham Green Hospital – an isolation hospital. Before immunisation and antibiotics this is where people suffering from TB and other infectious diseases would be treated and kept away from the rest of the population. More »

Avon Valley Woodlands

A Walk though the Avon Valley Woodlands close to Hanham. More »