Goblin Combe is a limestone gorge set in an area of 130 acres of natural woodland. It’s a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as designated by Natural England, so has been preserved and protected, making this a unique walk in Bristol. This distinctive place will capture your imagination and wonder, providing the ideal setting for stunning strolls with your dog in unspoilt countryside.
A small car park, with very limited spaces is located on Cleeve Hill Road, near the Goblin Combe Environment Centre. From the car park, follow the road around the corner to Plunder Street, walking past the Environment Centre, and along a small lane until you reach large gates, walk through here and the path will take you to the start of the woodland which (very handily) has signs with walking route suggestions on.
There are many different trails to explore this dramatic landscape – giving you the option of a steep climb or something a bit more relaxed. The longest route – 5km will take you from mossy woodland to the vantage point of Cleeve Toot, although it is worth noting that there are goats in one field at the top of this walk, so dogs will need to be put on their lead, but the field is clearly signposted.
In nearby woodlands, in spring, there are spectacular displays of bluebells, carpeting the floor. These woods are situated between the villages of Wrington and Cleeve at Wrington Hill and are noticeable from the road. You can park the car at the side of the road, but it can get busy.
The village hall car park has been made available for overflow car parking during COVID, but the car parking areas can get very busy on weekends, so please be aware that spaces may not be available.
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ParkingVery limited, free car park on Cleeve Hill Road and at the village hall. These areas to park can get very busy on weekends, so please be aware that spaces may not be available.
Paws for thoughtGrazing animals on route
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