The Best Autumnal Walks in Bristol

As the leaves start changing hue and the air turns crisp, autumn arrives in wonderful Bristol. It’s a beautiful time to get outside and enjoy the colours and of the season, finishing off with a large hot chocolate, or pumpkin spiced latte perhaps?

Or why not a stay in a luxury serviced apartment? We’ll just leave that there…

Back to the blog: Read on for some of the top autumnal walks you can take this year in Bristol.

Stoke Park Estate

The expansive grounds of this estate offer woodland paths and tree-lined trails perfect for autumn strolls. Crunch through the fallen leaves and spot birds feasting on the rowan berries. 

Situated on the grounds is The Dower House. Most well-known to Bristolians as the ‘big yellow house’ that sits proudly on the hill as you drive down the M32. Not only stunning to look at, but it also has a cafe for warming up after your stroll with a hot cider.

Clifton Downs

Head up to Clifton Downs for panoramic views of autumnal trees dotting the slopes above the Avon Gorge. With The Suspension Bridge in the backdrop, it makes for stunning, classic Bristol scenes. 

Nearby Ashton Court Estate also provides scenic woodland walks under a canopy of golden leaves (we couldn’t leave that one out!)

Blaise Castle Estate

With over 650 acres to explore, at Blaise Castle Estate, walkers can loop around meadows, deep woodlands, and an 18th century castle. This is also the perfect place to look for foraging squirrels and birds amongst the leaves on the forest floor.

Snuff Mills and Stapleton

Follow the River Frome through these neighbouring Villages surrounded by vibrant autumn colours to find this glorious green space. If you’re looking for a peaceful brief escape from the city, stop for a thoughtful moment at the memorial arboretum and take in the tranquil sound of the water.

Leigh Woods

Last but certainly not least…cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge into Leigh Woods to find fiery orange and yellow leaves illuminating the trails. Climb Nightingale Valley for Instagram-worthy views over the vibrant foliage.

Enjoy your seasonal stomping around this beautiful city. Take any autumnal snaps along the way? Be sure to share them with us via our Facebook and Instagram.

Published: Monday 9th October by Phoebe Clutton