Author takes us Beyond Bristol

June 22 2017

Condensed from 30 years’ exploring the countryside on our doorstep, a new book from author Robin Tetlow, Beyond Bristol comprises 24 walks through the author’s most-loved landscapes of the West.

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Condensed from 30 years’ exploring the countryside on our doorstep, a new book from author Robin Tetlow, Beyond Bristol comprises 24 walks through the author’s most-loved landscapes of the West. 

Published to coincide with Bristol Walking Festival, the book shows readers deep-cut coombes, hidden valleys, woodlands, uplands and stately landscapes are traversed by carefully-chosen footpaths and peaceful tracks. The ups and downs of the Mendip Hills, the deceptively tough topography of the Cotswolds and the glowering skies of the Somerset Levels and Severn Estuary are made yours to explore; and the Wye Valley is a short hop away. 

Each walk is from 6 to 11 miles long and all within 30 miles of the city – and many much closer. Some are easier than others, some demanding; and there is something for all weathers, all moods and a modest measure of fitness. Each is described in great detail with times and distances and accompanied by an extract from the OS 1:25,000 map with route and waymarks superimposed. 

All the walks cross the highest quality landscapes and incorporate as many features of historical, archaeological and natural interest as possible. As far as possible they avoid busy roads and other noisy distractions.

There are colourful illustrative maps and photographs throughout and advice on kit, refreshments and the countryside code. So whatever the weather, pull on your boots, pop this book in your pocket and get walking.

Beyond Bristol: 24 Country Walks is published by Redcliffe Press, £15, www.beyondbristolwalks.co.uk