Lose yourself in the idyllic Chew Valley

Pensford, Bristol

Enjoy exploring the stunning countryside at Folly Farm Centre, an idyllic and serene spot in the Mendips near Bristol and Bath.

Ancient woodland and wildflower meadows surround Folly Farm Centre, a 250-acre nature reserve in the historic Chew Valley between Bristol and Bath. The venue offers group accommodation in an 18th century farmhouse and converted cow sheds – perfect for big family get-togethers and group holidays.

In summer, fall asleep to owl-calls, wake early to watch the sunrise over Chew Valley Lake and magnificent Mendips, before strolling among meadows brimming with flowers. Owned by Avon Wildlife Trust who aim to inspire people about nature, wildlife lovers will be in their element with a nearby badger sett, nesting tawny owls, stunning birdlife and idyllic location. There are also fantastic walks nearby (including a wheelchair and buggy-friendly woodland trail) and plenty of classic country pubs in which to refuel afterwards – don’t miss the Michelin-starred Pony & Trap or waterside tearoom and fish café Salt & Malt.

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