GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blaise Castle Walks

2 miles (4 km)

Explore the delightful Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol, on this circular walk through the 650 acre country park. You will follow a series of peaceful wooded paths around the landscaped grounds and visit the sham castle where there are fabulous views of Avonmouth, the Avon Gorge and South Wales. Other highlights include two pools - the Giant's Soapdish and Penny Well, and two caves - the Robber's Cave and the Butcher's Cave.
There is also a gorge with a limestone outcrop often used by climbers and Blaise Castle itself - a magnificent 18th century mansion house with a fascinating museum.
There are several well laid out walking routes you can try in the estate. These include the Rhododendron walk, Castle walk and the Gorge walk. See the link below for route guides and pdf files with maps. To the west there's also Limekiln Wood leading to Kings Weston Hill where there's anIron Agehill fort, which is aScheduled Ancient Monument.

Postcode

BS10 7QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Blaise Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blaise Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's a good on site cafe with a fine range of meals and snacks. Outdoor seating is also available here.

Dog Walking

The expansive choice of estate paths are a great place to bring your dog for walk. You'll probably see plenty of other owners with their pets on your visit. The cafe mentioned above is also dog friendly.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular Bristol Triangular City Walk passes the estate. The circular walk visits several local highlights including Durdham and Clifton Downs, Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge. It's a nice way of continuing your walking around the city of Bristol.
There's also the Community Forest Path, another long distance trail exploring the highlights of the Bristol area.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Blaise Castle House Museum (geograph 3827553)

Blaise Castle House Museum. This is a small but beautiful free museum with a wide range of historical domestic items such as toys, clothes, pictures, household equipment etc. well worth a visit.

Blaise Castle Estate - the children's playground. - geograph.org.uk - 2271882

Blaise Castle Estate - the children's playground

Blaise Castle Estate - the cricket ground with match in progress. - geograph.org.uk - 2271891

The cricket ground with match in progress

Blaise Castle Estate - View SE from 'Lovers' Leap' - geograph.org.uk - 2189976

View SE from 'Lovers' Leap'

Blaise Castle Estate - The path down to Stratford Mill - geograph.org.uk - 2271840

The path down to Stratford Mill

Blaise Castle - geograph.org.uk - 1762286

Folly Castle in the Blaise estate. On the hill top above the estate is a folly castle with extensive views across the countryside and as far as South Wales on a clear day. It was designed by Robert Mylne and built in 1766 . It was inhabited up until the 1900's but has been allowed to decay. It was recently partially restored and is now opened to the public on regular occasions. It is a grade II listed building.

Footbridge, Blaise Castle Estate. - geograph.org.uk - 642018

Picturesque old stone footbridge

Blaise Castle Fountain wall - geograph.org.uk - 1441508

Blaise Castle Fountain wall. The algae was being cleaned off the water wall next to the cafe at the Blaise Castle estate car park.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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