Walking

Walking trail

Sidelands walk

Walking trail

This walk meanders through some of the estate’s plantations. There are plenty of flowers to see all year round, but especially in the spring.

A one-mile walk through the woodlands

A circular walk through grassy woodland that takes you onto field footpaths heading downhill and along two woodland footpaths before finally returning along a track. Grade of walk: Trainer (all rounder); type of walk:'Flora & Fauna', 'Beautiful Views'.

Tyntesfield walking

Map

Map route for sidelands walk at Tyntesfield

Start:

Tyntesfield estate yard, grid ref: ST502717

1

Leave the estate yard by the top gate and turn right. Watch out for oncoming traffic. Cross onto the grass verge by the wood and walk along the verge leaving the woodland on your left.

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2

Turn left and continue uphill, keeping the woodland to your left. The plantation here contains Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and Corsican pine that was first planted in the late 1930s.

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3

Carefully cross the roads coming in from your left and walk on up the drive until you reach a post with a waymark on it.

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4

Turn left and walk along the top of the field. The field is called Abrahams, which is named after a family who lived there in the 1600. Now pass through the kissing gate.

5

Turn left and head into the wood in front of you. Go through another kissing gate and follow this path until you reach a road. The plantation you are passing through has been managed for hundreds of years and contains ancient woodland. Here you can find wood avens, bluebells and old coppiced hazels.

6

At the drive, walk ahead into Truckle Wood. Follow this path through the wood until you reach a track with a field in front of you. This is another area of ancient woodland; the last major planting here was of the beech and larch in 1948. The top part of the wood is stunning in late April, when carpeted with bluebells.

7

At the track turn left and return back to the estate yard.

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End:

Tyntesfield estate yard, grid ref: ST502717

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Sidelands walk

Terrain

A circular walk through grassy woodland that takes you onto field footpaths heading downhill and along two woodland footpaths before finally returning along a concrete track. The walk is uneven under foot in places, so trainers or walking boots are recommended.

Dogs on leads are welcome.

Sidelands walk

Contact us

Sidelands walk

How to get here

Address
Tyntesfield, North Somerset, BS48 1NX
By train

Nailsea and Backwell, 1.5 miles (2.4km).

By road

7 miles (11.3km) south-west of Bristol on B3128. M5 southbound exit 19 via A369 (towards Bristol), B3129, B3128. M5 northbound exit 20, B3130 (towards Bristol), B3128. Brown signs from exit 19 and 20 of M5.

By bus

First 361, Bristol to Clevedon, stops on B3128 at entrance. First 354, Bristol to Nailsea, stops on B3130 at foot of drive then 15 minutes walk to reception.

Sidelands walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads are welcome