Where to Walk in North Somerset This Autumn
Goodness it’s September already! Where on earth did the last nine months go ey?! I honestly can’t believe it is September already. And for me, that means my one year blog-anniversary. Yay me. I love September because the weather can be lush, but you just start to feel that chill in the air and the nights start drawing in. yes yes I know they started drawing in ages ago but all of a sudden the prospect of Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas starts to become real! Before the little man popped along, D and I used to get out and about quite a lot for long walks. There would always be a pub along the way too. Now that b is three, he can walk a little farther so I might try and get out more this September. Here are some of my favourite places to walk in the area:
Head to the beach
Living only a few miles from the seafront, we are super lucky to have the beach on our doorstep. I like mooching along the main promenade out of season. It is lovely and quiet and you can really take in the views.
For something a bit different, try Uphill or Sand Bay. There is loads of free parking and plenty of places to walk.
Admire the view at Brean Down. For a fab view of Weston and the surrounding area, head up Brean Down. It’s a bit of a trek uphill, around 30 feet, but once you are up there, you are rewarded with fab views of Weston and the Bristol Channel.
I recently wrote a post about Cheddar. We love ambling up the gorge and doing a spot of early Christmas shopping in the gift shops.
Burrington is basically a little gorge on the Mendips. There are loads of routes to have a walk around and there is a café and parking on the main road through.
If you fancy more hills, check out Brent Knoll just off Junction 22 of the m5. The views are great and if it is a clear day, you can see for miles. The village of Brent Knoll is really lovely too – or at least I think so!
Another stop off at Junction 22 of the m5 is Apex Park. I love it here because parking is free and plentiful, the playground is great, and there is a huge fishing lake with a lovely walk around and plenty of ducks to see and feed. B loves going here too and we visit pretty often. You can read more about Burnham and the Apex Park here.
Portishead lake ground and Marina
I love heading up to Portishead to the lake ground. They have a fab playground and duck pond to keep the kids entertained, and not far are loads of places to eat or grab something for lunch. Perfect picnic location!
Clevedon and the Salthouse fields
I’ve written about Clevedon before but we love popping up here often so I thought I’d include it again 🙂 The playground is fab for children and includes loads of things for toddlers and older children. There is also a miniature railway which B loves!
You can’t go wrong with 130 hectares of woodland 🙂 You can access Weston Woods a number of ways, from the coast road or the main entrance is in Worlebury Hill Road. My only qualm with the woods – too much dog poop. You need to be very very careful kicking those autumn leaves.
For more pram-friendly walks in North Somerset, check this post out here. And if you’re out and about, why not do a bit of Geocaching? Not sure what it is? Take a read here for my beginners guide to Geocaching with Toddlers!