This 2 hour walk will take in two stunning Bristol walking areas - Stoke Estate & Purdown and will wind through beautiful meadows and woodlands. It's an area many people might not have walked through before and we highly recommend it.
Stoke Park Estate is a Grade 2 historic park & garden situated in 108 beautiful hectares in East Bristol, offering a variety of vistas across the city. The land ranges from beautiful semi-ancient woodland, to open meadows and some challenging hills with spectacular scenery, well worth the climb (& perfect for a drink/snack stop). Features we'll pass along the route consist of a dew pond, a fishing lake, grade 2 listed hermitage tunnel, the yellow Dower House (built in 1563 as a private stately home, but is now converted to private flats) & the Beaufort Memorial.
South Purdown, is an ancient green space in North Bristol. The area of land is bordered by central Muller Road, Sir Johns Lane Allotment site, Stoke Park, Lockleaze Open Space and the Priory Hospital, and has been designated a Site of Nature Conservation Interest and an important wildlife corridor.
As with Stoke Estate, this area is also known for its natural unmodified meadows and the area is traversed by a number of public footpaths, used heavily by local running groups and dog walkers, and is regularly used for local wildlife events, including Bat Walks due to its strong and abundant hedgerows. Numerous neighbourhood events take place at South Purdown, involving local community groups, individuals and schools.
Clair, our Oldbury Court instructor will be leading this walk.
Meeting point will be Snuff Mills Car Park, BS16 1DL where there is free parking, toilets & am kiosk style cafe. Once parked we will take the 5 minute walk across the road into the entrance of Stoke Park Estate where the walk will be all off road on grass and woodland trails.
This walk is suitable for well behaved dogs off the leads.
Cost: Members £15 Non-members: £20