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 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. Climb up to the vantage point of Cleeve Toot to have spectacular views extending out to the sea. Or walk along semi-natural ancient woodland, craggy outcrops and flower-rich grassland. These woodland and grassland types are now limited in Great Britain.
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.
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