Wintry Walks Around Bristol

Oct192019
Wintry Walks Around Bristol

Is the great outdoors calling your name as winter approaches? Surrounded by the rolling countryside, spectacular views and majestic estates, Bristol is the perfect location for a frosty winter walk.

Wrap up warm for your ramble before retreating to your cosy room at Future Inn Bristol or sip on a warming hot chocolate in Chophouse Bar & Restaurant. What better way is there to enjoy the icy season?

Ashton Court Estate

Located just on the other side of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Ashton Court Estate boasts 850 acres of sweeping fields and green space for you to enjoy. Here, walkers, cyclists and horse riders are welcomed to relish in the fresh winter air and stunning countryside. Perhaps you’ll spot a deer or two, stumble across old oak trees or join in a round of golf at one of the two 18-hole golf courses. And once you’ve successfully explored the great outdoors, warm your cockles at one of the on-site cafés, with a hearty bowl of soup and a cup of tea.

The Ashton Court Estate is a 16-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol or approximately 31-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 20-minute cycle, if you are doing Bristol By Bike.

Blaise Castle Estate

The Blaise Castle Estate is a 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle.  Here you’ll find the shell of a castle built by Thomas Farr in 1766, a majestic 19thCentury mansion, and the surrounded by beautiful green parkland. Follow a series of woodland paths and experience incredible views of the Avon Gorge and South Wales. The mansion is also home to a fascinating museum, where you can marvel at paintings, old toy collections, a Victorian schoolroom and period costume. Best of all, admission is free.

Blaise Castle is a 22-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 53-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 37-minute bike ride.

The Blaise Castle Estate is a 650 acre Grade II* registered parkland including children’s play area, museum and castle.  Here you’ll find the shell of a castle built by Thomas Farr in 1766, a majestic 19thCentury mansion, and the surrounded by beautiful green parkland. Follow a series of woodland paths and experience incredible views of the Avon Gorge and South Wales. The mansion is also home to a fascinating museum, where you can marvel at paintings, old toy collections, a Victorian schoolroom and period costume. Best of all, admission is free.  Blaise Castle is a 22-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 53-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 37-minute bike ride.

Image courtesy of TripAdvisor

The Downs

This relatively flat 440 acres offers the perfect walk for the whole family. The Downs becomes a gloriously magical spectacle when blanketed in frost in the winter. This protected parkland is within walking range of Clifton Suspension Bridge, which means you’ll be graced with stunning views and open countryside.  Lots of events are held at The Downs, be sure to check What’s On in Bristol before you go.

The Downs is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 35-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 24-minute cycle.

This relatively flat 440 acres offers the perfect walk for the whole family. The Downs becomes a gloriously magical spectacle when blanketed in frost in the winter. This protected parkland is within walking range of Clifton Suspension Bridge, which means you’ll be graced with stunning views and open countryside.  Lots of events are held at The Downs, be sure to check What’s On in Bristol before you go.  The Downs is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 35-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 24-minute cycleImage courtesy of Bristol Live

The Harbourside

Amble along the Harbourside, which was once a busy dock where sailors set out to sea and returned to trade goods. Today, the area is a buzzing and modern development, replete with restaurants, bars and shops. Enjoy the crisp weather as you stroll along the docks and pop into some famous attractions along the way to escape the cold, including Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol Aquarium and M Shed. Along the route, you will find many of Bristol’s top instagrammable locations.

Harbourside is a 11-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 15-minutes on public transport.  Most people choose to walk as it takes around 19-minutes, or 8-minutes by bike.

Bristol Harbourside

Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve

A wilderness of tranquillity set against Brunel's famous suspension bridge.  Sheltered by trees and woodland, this National Trust location is perfect for when the winter weather isn’t quite on your side. Take shelter under old oak trees and pines after following one of the colour-coded paths.

With spectacular views across Bristol and the surrounding landscape, ancient and veteran trees, and an abundance of wildlife, Leigh Woods is the perfect place to stretch your legs.

Leigh Woods is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 36-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 25-minute cycle.

With spectacular views across Bristol and the surrounding landscape, ancient and veteran trees, and an abundance of wildlife, Leigh Woods is the perfect place to stretch your legs.   Leigh Woods is a 17-minute drive from Future Inn Bristol, or approximately 36-minutes on public transport.  Or it is a 25-minute cycle.Image courtesy of the Bristol Post

Stay at Future Inn Bristol

Located in Bristol city centre, directly opposite Cabot Circus, our Bristol hotel boasts 149, spacious, air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms offering all the facilities and services you would expect of a quality 4-star hotel at affordable prices. 

  • Comfortable accommodation, with large spacious rooms
  • Sleep up to four adults or a family
  • Interconnecting bedrooms between the City Twin and City King
  • Furnished with authentic Canadian furniture
  • Individual air conditioning or heat control
  • Private bathroom and shower facilities
  • Soft seating area or double sofa bed
  • Iron and ironing board and a hairdryer too
  • Tea and coffee making facilities and bottled water
  • Complimentary fruit basket on each floor
  • Wine glasses and ice bucket, with a guest ice machine
  • A flat-screen TV with Freeview
  • Complimentary robe and slippers
  • Vegan-friendly toiletries in your bathroom
  • Guest laundry room with washing machines and tumble dryers
  • Free parking at Cabot Circus
  • Plus, free WiFi

Book direct for the best available rates on our website or by contacting the Reservations Team on 0117 304 1010 or reservations.bristol@futureinns.co.uk.

 

Future Inns are taking part in the online blog and article posting challenge #Blogtober which means we will be posting a different news article every day, creating new and exciting content for you to read throughout October.  Did you know? Every day between two and four million blogs are written, as well as a whole host of news stories, articles, reviews and interviews.

Sign Up to Our Newsletter