A walk around the old village centre of Westbury-on-Trym is always a winner for me at any time of year. In the quiet streets behind the High Street, you can transport yourself to imagined rural idylls as the river trickles gently past the cottages. The heart of the village is criss-crossed by old lanes and footpaths, allowing you to approach it from various angles.
Walk Twenty-Two: Henleaze and Westbury-on-Trym attempts to cover them all, while also exploring the nearby wooded valley of Badock’s Wood Nature Reserve. The full-length walk also includes a number of points of interest in neighbouring Henleaze, while a shorter route is also available that focuses just on Badock’s Wood and Westbury Village itself.
Next time: I will be filling a gap in my coverage of south Bristol.