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!

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.

Picturesque cottages painted yellow in the Cotswold village of Badminton near Bath and Bristol

Top 6 Cotswold villages to visit near Bath & Bristol

Located north of Bath and Bristol, the South Cotswolds feature a plethora of picturesque villages and charming cottages, and offer the ideal escape to British quintessence. Perfect for a day trip or weekend away, check out these South Cotswold villages.

View of Clevedon Pier from Clevedon Promenade

Best of Clevedon, Somerset: A Victorian coastal escape

Located on the coast of the Bristol Channel, Clevedon is a Victorian seaside town. Featuring a striking 19th century pier, arresting Victorian architecture and a peaceful coastal promenade, Clevedon offers the perfect day out by the coast.

Wild ponies on the moorland of Black Down

Walk in the Mendip Hills: The wild moorland of Black Down

The Black Down walk offers an escape to wild moorland, charming valleys and striking landscapes. Black Down is the highest peak in the Mendip Hills and boasts breathtaking 360° views of the Mendips, the Somerset hills, the Bristol Channel and more.

View from Bristol's Harbourside of moored boats and Hotwell's colourful houses

Best of Bristol: The ultimate city guide

Bristol is a historic and cultural city, and one of the top places to visit in the UK. From striking architecture to remarkable street art, colourful houses and trendy shops, Bristol offers an escape for everyone.

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