Tyntesfield and the Wraxall valley
Saturday 2nd October, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
This varied and beautiful walk is just a short drive from the heart of Bristol and gives a flavour of the extensive countryside surrounding the city.
The walk begins at the edge of the National Trust Tyntesfield estate, heading into the pretty woods bordering Wraxall Hill where the beach trees should be turning to their golden autumn colour. The path is initially wide, with a cluster of magnificent ancient yews and intermittent views across Wraxall valley, before turning rocky underfoot as you walk up a gully to exit the woods into fields and more views.
The pattern of tracks, fields, vistas and woodland continues throughout the rest of the walk, taking you past the grade II listed Charlton House (now a local independent prep school), Charlton Farm and across the nose of Prior’s Wood, a wildlife-rich nature reserve. The countryside is rolling and there are no steep hills.
Eventually you will circle back to the Tyntesfield estate where there’s a large tearoom in the old cow barn plus a gift and plant shop. Why not extend your time here by visiting the gothic Victorian mansion house itself.
Please bring your own snacks plus water. Café refreshments and National Trust admission are not included. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk.
Distance: 6 miles
Start time: 10 am
Finish time: 1 pm
Start and finish point: Tyntesfield National Trust car park*
*There is a car park charge for non National Trust members.
How to book
You will be able to buy tickets and book your walks online here from 21st June 2021.