Tyntesfield and The Wraxall Valley

It's hard to believe that this varied and beautiful walk is just a 15 minute drive from the heart of Bristol - countryside stretches all around you. An added bonus is that you can combine your walk with a visit gothic Victorian Tyntesfield.

The walk begins at the edge of the National Trust Tyntesfield estate, heading into the pretty woods bordering Wraxall Hill where the beach trees should be turning to their golden autumn colour. The path is initially wide, with a cluster of magnificent ancient yews and intermittent views across Wraxall valley, before turning rocky underfoot as you walk up a gully to exit the woods into fields and more views.

The pattern of tracks, fields, vistas and woodland continues throughout the rest of the walk, taking you past the grade II listed Charlton House (now a local independent prep school), Charlton Farm and across the nose of Prior’s Wood, a wildlife-rich nature reserve. The countryside is rolling and there are no steep hills.

Eventually you will circle back to the Tyntesfield estate where there’s a large tearoom in the old cow barn plus a gift and plant shop. Why not extend your time here by visiting the gothic Victorian mansion house itself.  

Please bring your own snacks plus water.  Café refreshments and National Trust admission are not included. There are public toilets at the start and the end of the walk.

How it works:

Buy your ticket in advance: Buy your ticket here in advance – you can buy for friends and family too. We’ll email your tickets plus send you more information closer to the day including what to bring and travel arrangements.

Make your own way to the walk meet point: Many of our walks have good public transport links, but if you’re needing a lift email us at info@letswalkbristol.co.uk and we will pass the message on to other walkers booked onto your walk. If you’re wondering about the health and safety issues surrounding car sharing there’s some helpful information on the Liftshare travel happy website: https://liftshare.com/uk. 

Meet your guide: Your walk guide will be at the meet point to welcome and register you. We have an amazing team of experienced, insured guides who have designed some fabulous walking routes and who will be able to share interesting information with you along the way. They will also have details of any health/medical notes you told us about when you registered.

Nordic walking? This walk is open to both Nordic and regular walkers, so bring your poles and enjoy the day. There won’t be a pre-walk Nordic warm-up so if you’d like to do your own we’d recommend you arrive a bit early. 

Looking after your health and safety: Your health and safety is important to us and we have the following provisions in place on this walk: A requirement for everyone to complete and bring a Covid-19 declaration and waiver in order to participate. A limit on walker numbers to 16 people. A walk assistant to help should anyone in the group need to drop out for any reason. 

Don’t forget to book onto our evening socials for afterwards! 
We’ve two great Evening socials organised so you can meet up with others, continue to enjoy the Festival and experience Bristol’s vibrant culture. Underfall Yard is a working boat yard with a stunning view across the harbour. Toto’s is a trendy wine bar on the harbour front with a great private terrace. There’ll be food, music and plenty of outdoor space for you to enjoy.

Distance:  6 miles
Difficulty: Regular
Time: 10 am - 1pm
Meet: Tyntesfield National Trust car park*
Cost: £15

*There is a car park charge for non National Trust members.

Tyntesfield and The Wraxall Valley
Tyntesfield National Trust Car Park
BS48 1NX