Bristol lies close to some outstanding countryside.
Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks (2017) and Beyond Bristol 2: 24 More Country Walks (2019) comprise 48 of the best walks within an hour of Bristol city centre, condensed from 30 years’ plus exploring.
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
Some of the acclaim received for both volumes:
"We absolutely love .... 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).
"I have both Beyond Bristol books and absolutely love them. I'm a keen walker and have many walking books, which always seem to cover the same old ground. Yours, though consistently take to me to new places and each walk has been enjoyable". (DC, 27.06.20).
"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)
"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)
"Walks suitable for everyone. Excellent, especially if you ... enjoy trying new and interesting walks." (L, eBay)
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.
July 2020. Walk 19, Beyond Bristol 2 Update
03.07.20 update on temporary track closure in woodland between B and C, following author visit. Short section of downhill track closed on account of a landslip and fallen trees. Obviously in the course of restoration. In the interim, follow the instructions on the metal field gate to take the 'lower track' and stick closely with this as it curves around to the right. You can soon identify a matching metal gate at the bottom end of the closed section; from which you can re-orientate and continue along the route.
August 2020. Special Lockdown Offer Expires 31.08.20
As retail options remain more limited than usual, you can still order via the author direct - details listed below. The special lockdown offer of both books for £20.00, including post and packaging, remains in place until 31.08.20.
24 COUNTRY WALKS + 24 MORE COUNTRY WALKS
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;
Romantica - Horfield and Henleaze; Taunton Leisure; Max Minerva's; Bristol Museum; the MShed; Pod; Inca;
Foyles; the National Trust - Dyrham Park and Tyntesfield; 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 -
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Volume 1. First published April 2017. First reprint October 2017. Second reprint June 2018. Third reprint June 2020.
Volume 2. First published September 2019.
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...