The ULTIMATE guide to walking in North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 16:31 13 May 2015 | UPDATED: 16:38 13 May 2015

Explore the beautiful North Somerset countryside with our guide.

Explore the beautiful North Somerset countryside with our guide.

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From the best dog walks and beautiful coastal views to exploring North Somerset’s prettiest villages and nature reserves – we compile the walking trails every rambler needs to know

Sand point.Sand point.

1. 10 of the best North Somerset walks

When the sun shines on its many beautiful beaches, lakes, marinas and hilltops, North Somerset is a sight to behold. We round up 10 of the best walking spots from National Trust properties to the Strawberry Line that will get you worshipping the great outdoors. Read more…

Walkers heading towards Sand Point. Photo by Christine Flook.Walkers heading towards Sand Point. Photo by Christine Flook.

2. 5 great places to go for a walk in Weston-super-Mare

We explored the walking trails of this seaside town, from boat yards and fields to coastal walks, to decide our five most recommended places to go for a walk in Weston-super-Mare. Read more…

Henley Wood between Claverham and Yatton. (Signposts by TempusVolat under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Henley Wood between Claverham and Yatton. (Signposts by TempusVolat under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

3. Horse riding in North Somerset: 10 beautiful bridleways

The bridleways of North Somerset can be found in the countryside, on moorland, with picturesque sea views, surrounded by ancient forest and on the edge of historic parklands. But no horse is required to enjoy these 10 bridleway wanders. Read more…

(Brean Down by Joe Dunckley under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)(Brean Down by Joe Dunckley under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

4. 6 beautiful North Somerset coastal views

From Portishead to Weston-super-Mare, there are viewpoints on the North Somerset coastline where you can see for miles. Add a bracing coastal walk into the equation to make an outdoor adventure to remember. Read more…

Portishead Marina.Portishead Marina.

5. 5 wheelchair accessible North Somerset rambles

We pick 5 of the best ways to explore the countryside via easy and accessible wheelchair routes, all over North Somerset – featuring sights worth seeing, good facilities, nearby parking and high standard of surface. Read more…

Leigh Woods (Bluebells in Leigh Woods near Clifton © Graham Duerden, Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)Leigh Woods (Bluebells in Leigh Woods near Clifton © Graham Duerden, Flickr licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

6. 5 great North Somerset woodland walks

Wander beneath Clevedon Court’s dense tree canopy and soak up the shady beauty of Prior’s Wood with this guide to the forests and woods of North Somerset. We’ve whittled it down to 5 of the best well-signposted local woodland walks in the county. Read more…

Let your dog off the lead on these dog-friendly walks.Let your dog off the lead on these dog-friendly walks.

7. Dog walks in North Somerset - 6 great places for a doggy adventure

The best off-lead dog walks in North Somerset are easily accessed and navigated, many with nearby parking. We round up the best spots for a canine adventure, from a woodland ramble to a walk by a lake. Read more…

Clapton in Gordano Church. (DSCO1286 by Derek Lilly under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)Clapton in Gordano Church. (DSCO1286 by Derek Lilly under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)

8. 5 historic North Somerset churches

Add some culture to your outdoor activities by including visit to one of the ancient churches of North Somerset in your walk. Read more…

Church Path, Kenn © Dr Duncan Pepper, www.geograph.org.ukChurch Path, Kenn © Dr Duncan Pepper, www.geograph.org.uk

9. 5 of North Somerset’s prettiest villages

If you want to wander past quaint cottages, down a Georgian high street or through an apple orchard then head to the villages of North Somerset. We pick 5 locations crammed with historic character and beautiful scenery. Read more…

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