Countryside walk near Bristol which starts and ends at a glorious pub

If you like your walks short, and your pub beer gardens big - this one is for you

Close to the sprawling urban border of Bristol is the charming village of Frampton Cotterell. Positioned on the banks of the River Frome, it offers wonderful walks - and a great pub in The Globe Inn.

We decided to take a walk using a South Gloucestershire Council guide to explore a part of the region we knew little about.

The walk starts at the popular The Globe Inn where there is ample parking to leave your vehicle. It then takes you down Mill Lane toward an active foundry - a reminder of the area’s strong industrial past.

Coming off the road, a footpath takes you across the huge Centenary Field and along the bank of the beautiful River Frome where water trickles over the shallow rocky bed.

Turning back to Frampton Cotterell you head through fields with horses before coming back onto Church Road where a well-earned drink awaits at the pub’s huge beer garden. Opposite the pub is St Peter’s Church which had a sign warning of a swam of bees when we visited.

There’s a small add-on for those feeling inquisitive with a disused railway line which took iron mined in the village to the main line, before closing in 1872. Not much remains, to be honest,but the raised embankment.

Here’s a selection of pictures from the walk:

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