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Explore Goblin Combe Woodland

Open to the public 365 days of the a year and situated eight miles south of Bristol, Goblin Combe is a limestone gorge set in an area of natural woodland in the heart of rural North Somerset. It’s also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) as designated by Natural England.

Across our beautiful 130 acres of woodland we have over 6km of marked trails that will take you over craggy outcrops, flower-rich grassland, and rich limestone heath. Originally purchased by North Somerset Council to protect and safeguard the woodland for the benefit of the community, this unique place will capture your imagination and wonder, providing the ideal setting for stunning strolls in unspoiled countryside. It’s also a fantastic setting for outdoor learning, restoring self-confidence, and exploration and discovery for young and old alike.

Staying Safe
If you are staying at our Lodge, you are welcome to enter Goblin Combe woodland directly from the Lodge site. Please keep to marked footpaths at all times. All visitors access the Combe at your own liability and we ask you to exercise due care in this area where there are several areas of steep ground. The area has natural high cliffs and crags, and there are serious risks including falling from a height, slips, and trips. No climbing is permitted. The site is a natural woodland and there are therefore risks associated with falling trees, especially in severe weather.

Come and pay us a visit soon!

“Decisions being made today are protecting the woodland for the next 200 years. We are only the custodians”

Bill Ayres,
Forester & Woodland Manager