Leigh Woods - a winter walk

Friday, 7 February 2014

One of our favourite Bristol forest walks is to Leigh Woods, just over the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It works in any season and depending on the time of year you visit changes the experience. We love pulling on our coats (and cowboy hats!!) and hitting the woods for a winter ramble!

What I love about the National Trust part of Leigh Woods is they have a brilliant playground made to blend into the forest background - logs to climb over, balance beams, swings and lots of dens.

It's so close to the city centre and yet so quickly you can be out in the middle of a beautiful forest and all of the freedom that brings. It's a wonderful place to bring scooters, bicycles or just to come for a run about.

They also run numerous family-friendly events such as den building, evening walks and woodland survival courses for kids! You can check out their events here.

Or watch our little video here:


  1. Thanks so much for this little post, it really is lovely! Great to see you coming out and enjoying the woods in all weathers! Fab too that you highlight just how close we are to the city. We look forward to seeing you again soon and hope others feel inspired to come and visit after reading this.

    1. Thank you so much for commenting Nicole. We hope to do some posts in the other seasons too! We are big Leigh Woods fans and really want to highlight some of your great events too. Thank you again for your comments :)

  2. Looks like a great spot to play - we love exploring the woods

  3. It looks like great fun and very similar to a place near us! x

  4. We love the natural kids area in Leigh woods, it such an amazing place to explore! x

  5. Love Leigh woods! It's so nice to feel like you are completely surrounded by nature but still be so close to the city! We're very lucky!

  6. Oh wow this place looks magical - I love the little wood den - perfect for toddlers and big ones, I must check this place out as I am not actually that far from Bristol and love that city :) Thanks so much for sharing

    Laura x

  7. Looks like a really lovely little walk. We often think about driving over and going for a walk near there but haven't yet. Must do soon!

  8. We love Leigh Woods. There's a forest school that happens over there that I keep thinking I'll check out.

  9. Kids have some good times with scooters; you see them everywhere throughout the nation today.electric scooter singapore


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