Bristol lies close to some outstanding countryside.


In Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks (2017) and Beyond Bristol 2: 24 More Country Walks (2019), Robin Tetlow is your guide to 48 of the best walks within an hour of Bristol city centre. Condensed from 30 years’ exploring, these books are your key to the area's finest walks.

  • Circular walks through the highest quality landscapes 

  • 6 to 11 miles long

  • Each within 30 miles radius of Bristol, many much nearer

  • Easy-to-follow route descriptions

  • OS map extracts with route clearly marked

  • Illustrative photographs.



Some of the acclaim received for the first volume:

"We absolutely love this book. Fantastic way to get to know the areas around Bristol and it has made our Covid 19 experience lockdown experience. Thank you so much for making, Robin! Great job." (Sophia C, Amazon, 14.05.20)

"Bristolians with itchy feet! - Robin Tetlow's excellent Beyond Bristol - 24 Country Walks should sort you out."

(Christopher Somerville, walking correspondent of The Times and nationally renowned travel writer, on Twitter)

"This book is excellent - the walks are of a good length and very well described." (DS)

"It has walks suitable for everyone. Excellent, especially if you ... enjoy trying new and interesting walks." (L, eBay)

"We have enjoyed every walk made even more sociable by a fab choice of pubs. Your instructions are spot on ..." (JH)

"Really well-written directions - surprisingly rare in walking guide books ... What a great book!" (M, Amazon)

"What a joy it has been to be able to go off on these walks. You have truly gifted me...."  (HC) 


"I keep recommending it to people. " (OllyPJ, Instagram)


March 2020. Sales and Reprint Update.

Sales of both books continue to far exceed original expectations. Beyond Bristol 1 has now reached 5,000 sales in total. Consequently, the third reprint has been commissioned. This will appear in June 2020.  

April 2020.  COVID-19 Update.

Several of the distribution warehouses and most of the retail outlets selling the books are either closed or in restricted operation during the lockdown. You may order via the author or publisher - details listed below. There is a special lockdown deal of both books for £20.00, including post and packaging, if you order from the author direct.

May 2020. Walk 18, Beyond Bristol 2

Although the route remains precisely as described and mapped, it has emerged that a minor clarification is needed regarding the use of the lettering for the key points of the walk.  A sticker has  been added to page 106 for all future sale copies. If this sticker is not included in your book, the author will be pleased to send.  In any event, the reprinted version, due to appear in late 2020, will be fully corrected.

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Each volume of Beyond Bristol retails at £15.00 and is available at a wide range of  shops in and around Bristol including:

Stanfords;  Waterstones - the Galleries, Clifton, Cribbs Causeway, Bath and other local branches;  Storysmith;  Iota;  Inca;

Romantica - Bishopston, Horfield and Henleaze;  Taunton Leisure;  Max Minerva's;  the M Shed;  Bristol Museum;  Pod;

Bristol Museum;  the National Trust - Dyrham Park and Tyntesfield;  Foyles;  Bristol Tourist Information;  the SS Great Britain;

the Riverside Garden Centre;  Topping and Company - Bath;  Chepstow Books - Chepstow;  Books on the Hill - Clevedon

Each volume is available directly from the publishers Redcliffe Press Ltd of Bristol with free p+p


Beyond Bristol is available via Amazon: 

Volume 1                                

Volume 2

You can buy directly from the author with free p&p.  SPECIAL LOCKDOWN DEAL - both books for £20.00 with free p&p! 

Call 0117 942 8788 or email

Redcliffe Press Ltd.

Volume 1. First published April 2017. First reprint October 2017. Second reprint June 2018. Third reprint June 2020.

Volume 2. First published September 2019. 

Compass & Map

Backwell and Barrow Court

The route skirts Flax Bourton before climbing past the mainly 16th-century Barrow Court. Beyond here the views open up of the rolling countryside to the north and the city of Bristol over to the east. You skirt a variety of deciduous and coniferous woodland. You then follow an ancient track, Tinker’s Lane, which emerges at Oatfield where there are views across to Bristol Airport...


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