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Best spring walks in Bristol

Last updated on Tuesday 23 April 2024

Step into the vibrant pulse of springtime in Bristol!

As the city *finally* starts to blossom with new life, there's no better way to embrace the season's splendour than by lacing up your walking shoes and hitting the streets.

From foodie delights to walking tours that unlock the secrets of the city, join us on a journey through Bristol's trending spring walks. Get ready to soak up the sunshine, breathe in the fresh air, and discover the hidden gems waiting around every corner of Bristol. Let's dive into the ultimate guide for a spring stroll you won't soon forget!

Spring walks and tours in Bristol


Wapping Wharf Gourmet Food Tour 

Wapping Wharf is one of Bristol's foodiest neighbourhoods and home to some of the best independent food spots in the city. On this food tour you'll eat and drink your way around one of Bristol's most visited areas and take part in a progressive gourmet meal over the three-hour tour.

Host Miguel has been working on Wapping Wharf for the last 2 years and has formed friendships with the passionate people who run the businesses in this close-knit community. He'll take you behind the scenes as you visit 8 restaurants and food vendors on this tour.

Most importantly, you'll be eating some delicious treats at each stop!

🍕 Wapping Wharf Gourmet Food Tour


Explore Bristol’s Quirkiest Corners

Explore Bristol off the beaten track with Martin Booth, author of the bestselling guidebook '111 Places in Bristol That You Shouldn't Miss' and the recently published '111 Places For Kids in Bristol That You Shouldn't Miss'.

Join Martin for a two-hour walking experience to discover plenty of secret corners and find out more about Bristol, in particular the Old City and Castle Park.

👀 Explore Bristol’s Quirkiest Corners

Martin Booth walking tour

Haunted and Hidden Bristol Walking Tour

Uncover the haunted and hidden parts of Bristol in this discovery of Bristol's past.

Hear about the 17th century pub with a poltergeist, the UK's most haunted cinema and a former market building with a ghostly fireplace figure! There will be plenty of hidden secrets revealed about many of Bristol's iconic buildings as well, as you walk around the oldest part of the city.

During the walk you'll also take in many Bristol TV locations including Skins, Sherlock, Dr Who, Being Human, The Outlaws, Trial of Christine Keeler and more!

👻 Haunted and Hidden Walking Tour


St Nicholas Market Air Raid Shelter Tour

Explore Bristol's biggest public Air Raid Shelter by joining the city’s only subterranean walking tour!

This tour takes you on an adventure through 1000 years of Bristol’s history. Your local guide will take you on a unique journey from the height of Bristol's trading past to the 1940’s Blitz before passing the swinging 60s to emerge in the city's vibrant present!

🚨St Nicholas Market Air Raid Shelter Tour


Clifton Suspension Bridge Tour

Experience the Clifton Suspension Bridge vaults like never before with this magical tour.

Guided by the flickering light of your lantern, you’ll reveal the secrets of this architectural marvel. Our knowledgeable guides will transport you to the era of the bridge’s construction, where you can imagine yourself in the boots of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the labourers who made this engineering feat a reality.

🌉 Clifton Suspension Bridge Tour

Clifton Suspension Bridge Tour

Bristol Urban Nature Walking Tour

Put on your green-tinted glasses and join James on a guided walking tour through the heart of Bristol, the Green Capital of Britain. Jam-packed with fascinating sights, spellbinding stories and Bristol trivia, this tour invites you to slow down and refresh the senses with a healthy fix of nature connection in the city’s finest green spaces.

🌳 Urban Nature Walking Tour 


Ethnobotanical Walking Tour of St Werburghs

Join The Apothecary Box for a fun and informative ethnobotanical walking tour of St Werburgh’s, one of the most vibrant and diverse suburbs of Bristol.

You will learn about the amazing uses and stories of plants from the biggest tree to the smallest weed, and how they've influenced the history and identity of St Werburgh’s. You'll also get to taste some traditional herbal remedies in the form of tea or tincture, and discover their benefits and effects.

Plus, you'll get a cheeky pub stop at the end too!

🌱 Ethnobotanical Tour of St Werburghs


Wildlife Safari in the Forest of Dean

Venture out on this evening safari just before the cloak of darkness settles in. Watch in awe as the forest's secretive and shy wildlife begin to resurface for the night. Wild boar, fallow deer, bats, and foxes emerge. Consider yourself even luckier to catch a pine marten or an otter!

🦦 Wildlife Safari


Spring Foraging Walk in the Chew Valley

If you’re curious about foraging, but unsure where to begin then you will love this walk with wonderful host Leah.

This scenic foraging walk will guide you through all the essentials while you discover the abundance of fresh greens, edible flowers, herbs and fungi available to you. Throughout the tour Leah will show you how to safely and sustainably identify and gather wild food, whilst sampling some delights along the way.

🍄 Spring Foraging Walk

Wild foraging

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