Walking is one of the easiest ways to get more active. It improves your physical and mental health whilst letting you enjoy the outdoors and nature.

There are a variety of different walks in South Gloucestershire, some of which are listed below:

  • walking routes
  • health walks
  • park trails

Find out more on our One You South Gloucestershire website.

Special interest walks and activities

Heritage walks and trails

Our heritage walks and trails page provides information on walks that allow you to discover history in South Gloucestershire.

Find out more on our heritage walks and trails page.

Wildlife walks

We have developed wildlife walking routes and bat audio trails to help you discover the wildlife in your local area.

Find out more on our wildlife walks page.

Orienteering and geocaching

Orienteering and geocaching are outdoor activities that allow walkers and runners to explore their local area whilst having fun.

We have orienteering trails in the Three Brooks nature reserve and in Warmley Forest.

Find out more on our orienteering and geocaching page.

Other information on walking

Outdoors West

Outdoors West is set up by South Gloucestershire Council, Bath and North East Somerset and Bristol City Council. It provides information on getting started, where to go and maps and routes.

Find out more on the Outdoors West website.  

Public rights of way

Public rights of way are open to everyone at any time and give you the right to walk, ride a horse or cycle along certain routes. Some rights of way are open to vehicles.

For information on public rights of way in South Gloucestershire, including details of a range of walking and horse riding routes to try, visit our public rights of way page.

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