Frenchay Moor: rugged moorland walks and wild adventures

If you are looking for a wild countryside walk without setting foot outside Bristol, Frenchay Moor is the place to go.

Owned by the National Trust and situated in the BS16 area of Bristol, it offers rugged, wild moorland and an adventure at every turning.

The ground is uneven so pushchairs and prams would be out of the question, however, if you can do without, Frenchay Moor will be well worth the journey.

When I took my children on our own wild adventure to Frenchay Moor a few weeks ago, we found it via a little kissing gate on Church Road in Frenchay Village.

We decided to walk up and over the ruggedly beautiful grasslands, enjoying informal nature lessons at every step.

Amongst the greens and browns of the moor, there were mole hills to admire, little burrows to discover, long wet grass to trample on and other unexpected sights to stumble across.

Frenchay Moor is unspoiled and peaceful but for the sound of birds in the trees and the gushing river in the distance.

We approached a little muddy path sign-posted as Frome Valley Walkway and were greeted by this lovely fellow and his friend along the way which my kids enjoyed.

We arrived at the River Frome and enjoyed watching its waters rush through under Frenchay Bridge.

We ended up in the historic Frenchay Village which has lots of pretty little houses to admire, all unique and with wonderful names to match such as Yew Cottage, Rickety House and Pennant Cottage.

We walked our way up the hill to the top of the village and enjoyed the views from the top, a satisfying way to complete our day’s rugged walk and wild adventures on Frenchay Moor.

I hope you enjoy your own rugged walk and wild adventures on Frenchay Moor with your children!

For more family-friendly walks to enjoy in and near Bristol, please see my Walks & Woodland page.