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Lovely Dog Walks in Bristol: Leap Valley

Lovely Dog Walks in Bristol: Leap Valley

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Since welcoming our Rough Collie, Kai, into our lives, we’ve been on the lookout for new places to walk him in and around Bristol.

We’ve already seen the beauties of Leigh Woods during bluebell season, and now we’re here to tell you all about a lesser-known dog walk around Leap Valley in Downend, Bristol.

Why Visit Leap Valley?

Leap Valley has streams, woodlands, country lanes, sprawling meadows and apple and damson orchards, which can all be enjoyed as one joyful circular walk.

There are even quaint little bridges dotted around so you and your dog can cross the streams!

As there are a number of housing estates dotted around this Leap Valley dog walk, it’s super popular with locals! Your dog will certainly have plenty of other dogs to play with and say hello to.

If you’re also interested in spotting seasonal wildlife and fauna during your walk around Leap Valley, then you should definitely check out the Friends of Leap Valley’s ‘Nature Journal’.

It mentions the different birds, plants, trees and other wildlife you can see during each season and contains lots of educational information about them. Great for kids and adults alike!

Leap Valley Dog Walking Trails

You have a few walking trails to choose from in terms of how long you wish to walk your dog for and how far you wish to go.

There’s a 0.9 mile walk (taking just 25 minutes), a 2 ¾ mile long walk (taking about an hour) and a 4 mile walk (which is roughly two hours long).

We’d recommend the 2 ¾ miles walk as we think it incorporates all of the best and prettiest spots in Leap Valley.

Leap Valley Dog Walk

Either way, this PDF guide from the local council describes each of the walks in more detail (including maps and directions for the two longest trails).

As for parking, there isn’t any official parking for Leap Valley, so you’d be best parking in one of the nearby housing estates.

Leap Valley Things To Know

Here are a few pointers to know ahead of your Leap Valley dog walk:

  • Park for free in one of the surrounding housing estates such as in Downend or Bromley Heath
  • Learn more about the various Leap Valley walking trails in this PDF guide
  • Get tips and information about spotting wildlife and fauna at Leap Valley with this online ‘Nature Journal’

Enjoy your visit! We’re certain both you and your precious pooch will love walking around Leap Valley!

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