Explore Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond

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Bath, Bristol, the Cotswolds and beyond offer some of the best sights and scenery in the United Kingdom, from enchanting valleys to bountiful hills and charming villages. For an afternoon stroll, a day trip or a weekend away, plan your visits and walks with us.

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Includes the top 7 road trip stops beyond Bath & Bristol, the top 7 pub walks in the Cotswolds and more!

Views from Black Hill in the Brecon Beacons

Walk in the Brecon Beacons: Black Hill & Hay Bluff

Located in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Hill & Hay Bluff walk offers majestic mountains, rocky peaks, wild moorland and spectacular scenery. Throughout this challenging yet rewarding hike, you’ll be swept away by the dazzling views.

Glimmering River Avon on the Malmesbury walk

Walk in the Cotswolds: Malmesbury & River Avon

This river walk explores the charming town of Malmesbury, the meandering River Avon and the gorgeous Cotswold countryside. The Malmesbury & River Avon walk enjoys breathtaking views of the medieval market town and the serene river.

Views of the Somerset Levels on the Wookey Hole and Ebbor Gorge walk in the Mendip Hills

Walk in the Mendip Hills: Wookey Hole & Ebbor Gorge

Exploring the limestone hills of the Mendips, this country walk takes you through the village of Wookey Hole, along the Mendip escarpment and through the Ebbor Gorge. This Mendip walk enjoys spectacular views of the Somerset countryside.

The Paragon, an impressive curved street of Georgian town houses, and a stop in the Bath walking tour

Self-guided walking tour in Bath: 16 sights to visit

This self-guided walking tour explores the key sights and hidden gems in Bath. One of the top travel destinations in the UK, the city of Bath offers an escape to magnificent Georgian architecture and beautiful Cotswold countryside.

A charming country lane with views of the rolling Somerset hills near Bath and Bristol

4 beautiful places to go for a walk near Bath & Bristol

From mountain peaks to coastlines and picturesque villages, the regions near Bath and Bristol offer different landscapes, but equally striking scenery. If you’re looking for a lovely country walk, find 4 beautiful places to go for a walk near Bath and Bristol.

Rolling hill with stone wall and sheep grazing on the Crook Peak walk in the Mendip Hills near Bristol

Near Bristol: Top 7 walks to explore (with pubs)

Escape the hustle and bustle of Bristol city and explore country walks, coastal walks and mountain walks. From the Cotswolds to the Mendip Hills, the Brecon Beacons and beyond, find the top 7 walks near Bristol.

View of Cotswold hills and St Catherine's Valley near Bath

Near Bath: St Catherine’s Valley walk in the Cotswolds

Located near Bath, the St Catherine’s Valley walk offers a peaceful escape to a hidden valley and the charming hills of the Cotswolds. This circular walk features country paths, rolling fields and quaint villages, and boasts fantastic scenery.

River Avon flowing through Easton Grey on the Cotswold walk from Sherston

Walk in the Cotswolds: From Sherston to Easton Grey

The Sherston to Easton Grey walk explores a charming section of the River Avon. Featuring delightful country lanes, rolling fields and equestrian centres, this Cotswold walk offers a serene escape to the villages of Sherston and Easton Grey.

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