April is here, signalling the arrival of spring, longer days and, despite the UK’s reputation for unpredictable weather, hopefully sunnier skies.

Time to get outdoors? We’ve curated a list of delightful walks in and around Bristol, so you get the chance to see the city in full bloom!

Stoke Park Estate

Enjoy a peaceful stroll surrounded in nature at Stoke Park Estate. Wander through woodland paths and tree-lined trails. Don’t miss the iconic Dower House, which you may know as the ‘big yellow house,’ a landmark that adds charm to the estate’s scenic landscape.

Bristol Harbourside 

Take a leisurely stroll along Bristol Harbourside and enjoy it’s vibrant atmosphere. Take in the views of multi-coloured houses, historic ships like Brunel’s SS Great Britain and The Matthew, and the bustling activity of water sports enthusiasts. Enjoy delicious food at Wapping Wharf, the retail yard housed in converted shipping containers, or delve into the city’s maritime history at Underfall Yard’s visitor centre.

Blaise Castle Estate 

Spanning over 650 acres of meadows, woodlands, and historic landmarks, Blaise Castle Estate is the perfect place for an adventure. Lose yourself in the stunning landscape and see plenty foraging squirrels and chirping birds around every corner.

Snuff Mills

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.


Tyntesfield is a National Trust Victorian estate brimming with gardens, parklands, and rare flora. This time of year you can wander through a  sea of bluebells and daffodils, and partake in seasonal delights like Easter egg hunts amidst the estate’s picturesque surroundings.

Leigh Woods

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.

Clifton Village

Step back in time as you explore the Victorian charm of Clifton Village, with its cobblestone streets and elegant architecture. Full of delicious delis, beautiful boutiques, restaurants and bars, it provides plenty of fabulous pitstop options for your stroll.

Ashton Court and Surroundings

Embark on an adventure through Ashton Court’s sprawling estate, encompassing 850 acres of woodlands and grasslands. Linked to Leigh Woods and the Suspension Bridge, Ashton Court offers endless opportunities for off-road cycling and exploration.

Brandon Hill and Cabot Tower

Escape to the tranquil oasis of Brandon Hill, Bristol’s oldest park nestled just off Park Street. Climb the stairs of Cabot Tower for breath-taking views of the city skyline.

Well what are you waiting for? Lace up your walking shoes and let’s go. What city walk are you going to pick? Take any spring-time snaps along the way? Be sure to share them with us via our Facebook and Instagram.

Published: 02.04.2024 by Phoebe Clutton