There’s nothing quite like a walk through parkland filled with nature and wildlife and the Bristol area is lucky to have dozens of beautiful green spaces.
With the school holidays upon us, now’s the time to gather up the family, pack a picnic and head to one of the city’s nature reserves or parks.
Here are eight of the best according to Tripadvisor reviews, with reasons why people have enjoyed visiting them.
And if the list misses out your favourites, let us know and we’ll add it to the next round-up.
1. Abbots Pool, Abbots Leigh
Abbots Pool has a rating of 4 on Tripadvisor. “What a lovely place to visit. A large area of woodland with the pools hidden in the middle. Loads of walking trails, but a lot of steps. Amazing Woodlands, with really big trees. Very peaceful when we walked through, though watch out for the many cyclists.”
2. Avon Gorge National Nature Reserve, Clifton
Avon Gorge National Nature Reserve has a rating of 4.5 on Tripadvisor. “A stunning natural gorge, the best views are from the Clifton park and Brunel’s suspension bridge. Lots of nice walks, and the drive along the A4 locally known as the Portway is stunning as well. Highly recommended.”
3. Willsbridge Mill, Willsbridge
Willsbridge Mill has a rating of 4 on Tripadvisor. “Lovely woodland. We had a great walk through the woods, which was connected to a series of public footpaths. This was an enjoyable way to spend a good couple of hours.”
4. Kings Weston Estate, Kingsweston
Kingsweston Estate has a rating of 5 on Tripadvisor. “The estate itself has some lovely grounds and is always popular with dog walkers. There are the remains of the quarry gardens and some stone follys if you keep your eyes peeled - the most obvious one being ‘The Grotto’ which is a short walk from the end of the landscaped garden near the house.”