Where to go blackberry picking in Bristol
After a scorcher of a summer, and then sudden downpours of torrential rain, it can only mean that Autumn is closing in, which means it’s time for foraging delicious blackberries on your dog walk in Bristol. This change of weather makes the blackberries sweet and juicy though, so it’s a great time to seek them out! Here are some places in and around Bristol for blackberry picking on your dog walk:
Stockwood Open Space Nature Reserve
Manor Woods Valley
Stoke Park Estate
Make a day of exploring Stoke Park, picking blackberries, walking the sculpture trail in Long Wood and Hermitage Wood before heading to Purdown Percy to visit the goats (they are fenced in) and take in the views of Bristol. We would highly recommend stopping at Boston Tea Party in Cheswick Village on your way back.
A forager’s dream, Leigh Woods is known for its bountiful supply of food (including edible fungi) throughout the seasons. There’s plenty of spots to pick blackberries whilst strolling along. Look out for events hosted by The National Trust who sometimes host foraging walks.
Cock Road Ridge Open Space
Eastwood Farm Nature Reserve
A wonderful dog walk and probably one of our most favorite peaceful spots in Bristol. Spot the blackberry bushes bordering the fields before walking through the woodland to wander down the grassy path bordering the River Avon. We highly recommend going to Beese’s Gardens & Bar for a drink or bite to eat after.