In conjunction with Bristol Walk Fest 2018, join local author Robin Tetlow in store as he walks you through his book Beyond Bristol. Condensed from 30 years’ of exploring, Beyond Bristol comprises 24 walks in the author’s most-loved landscapes of the West Country.
Glorious, deep-cut coombes, hidden valleys, woodlands, uplands and stately landscapes are traversed by carefully-chosen footpaths and peaceful tracks. The ups and downs of the Mendip Hills, the deceptively tough topography of the Cotswolds and the glowering skies of the Somerset Levels and Severn Estuary are made yours to explore; and the peace and poetic beauty of the Wye Valley is a short hop away.
There are pre-historic forts, Roman leadworks, grand houses, busy farms, time-worn churches, monuments, villages and welcoming pubs, and even a mock airfield to fool enemy bombers.
Each walk is from 6 to 11 miles long and all within 30 miles of the city, detailed with times and distances and accompanied by an extract from the OS 1:25,000 map with route and waymarks superimposed. Some are easier than others, some demanding; and there is something for all weathers, all moods and a modest measure of fitness.So whatever the weather, pull on your boots and get walking.