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Avon Gorge National Nature Reserve

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The best way to enjoy the beautiful 1.5 mile limestone Avon Gorge is via a circular walk from... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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We love this hide away. Always have pleasant walks here with friends and dogs. Our dogs just love... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 Apr 2018
22 Dec 2017
“Magical ”
Part of Britain's National Trust, this reserve features scenic woodland and an Iron-Age hill fort, a place of historical interest and natural beauty.
As featured in 3 Days in Bristol
off North Road | Abbots Leigh, Bristol, England
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

The best way to enjoy the beautiful 1.5 mile limestone Avon Gorge is via a circular walk from Bristol. The gorge walk includes stunning scenery, going over and under the fabulous Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as Leigh Woods, which are managed by the National...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank nickandangels
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We love this hide away. Always have pleasant walks here with friends and dogs. Our dogs just love to come here and the surroundings are just an utter pleasure. So if it's summer brilliant. But last week in the cold, frost early morning just Magical..

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank BristolDawn1
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited the Bristol Downs for the first time. The view of the gorge with the Clifton Suspension bridge in the distance was not expected. What a great view, we were there late afternoon on a week day & kids were playing football, ice cream trucks...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank AvidTraveler12
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to take some photos here. The weather was really cold and bitter winds. Bit it was well worth the effort. Such beautiful views and we got some fab pics as well.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank BristolDawn1
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Having lived in Bristol since 1981 I would have thought I knew most areas. However having only used the Gorge as a means to get to the M5 it was great to stop on the Downs and enjoy it's really wild beauty. Take a picnic...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank andyandkathm
Reviewed 13 May 2016

One of my favourite places to view the Gorge is from Bristol downs. Stunning Gorge especially with the Clifton suspension bridge over it. Recommended as a good summer afternoon out, View it from the Bristol Downs its the perfect place to read a book, relax...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank RLJ82
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Thank heavens for the gorge as it marks the definitive end of the City on the one hand with a proper and wild country "full stop". Many unique plants to the gorge and then the Avon with the second highest rise and fall in the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank RobininBRISTOL
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Such beautiful views across Avon Gorge and Leigh Woods. I love going kestrel and falcon spotting there...or for a cheeky ice cream, and a leisurely stroll.

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Rosie M
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Beautiful landscape, great for photography, really enjoyed the fresh air. Would recommend this to anyone who loves nature

Thank Michael1224
Reviewed 23 August 2012

Personally, I recommend a cycle ride or walk along the Western bank of the Avon, or even up a steep path into the ancient Liegh Woods, for wildlife and natural habitat

Date of experience: August 2012
1  Thank Fredrickson
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