I was so proud to see that my beloved Bristol was named one of the top cities to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides. They reckoned that “Bristol stands as a shining example of one of the UK’s most forward-thinking, innovative and dynamic small cities – and, dare we say it, its coolest city.” But what they neglected to mention is that Bristol is also a fantastic destination for outdoor adventure. There’s such a strong community of nature lovers here – Bristol is a city of climbers, hikers and green-fingered environmentalists.
One of the wonders of the city is how easy you can get out of it and into wild places – Somerset, Wales and along the South West’s incredible coastline. But don’t go yet – there’s plenty of green spaces and adrenaline-packed activities to discover in the heart of the city. I’ve collected some amazing and adventure-filled things to do along with some fantastic tips from fellow Bristol-based bloggers for my outdoors guide to Bristol – you’ll also find my favourite places to refuel with good grub after a busy day of exploring.