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

  • Illustrative photographs.




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).

"Best book of walks around Bristol that we have used....and we've lived here and been walking in the surrounding countryside for more than 23 years" (TD, Amazon, 06.07.20)

"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.


During the latest lockdown, self-guided country walks remain a great option for exercise. Both books are still in considerable demand but most outlets for purchase are closed or restricted. You can still order via the author direct - details listed below. Furthermore for the period of the lockdown (currently to 2nd December) the author has reinstated the special offer of both books for £20.00, including post and packaging -  a £10.00 reduction with the added bonus of books being signed by the author. The individual books are also available at the reduced price of £12.50, including post and packaging and plus signing.



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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; 

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


Beyond Bristol is available via Amazon: 

Volume 1                                

Volume 2

You can buy directly from the author with free p&p. 

LATEST LOCKDOWN SPECIAL DEAL - both books for £20.00 with free p&p - and signed by the author. 

email or call 0117 942 8788.

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. 


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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