Oldbury Court and Snuff Mills Walk
This walk in Bristol visits the Oldbury Court Estate where you can enjoy riverside and woodland walks to the historic Snuff Mills.
The walk starts at the Snuff Mills car park, next to the River Frome (postcode BS16 1UH for sat navs). From here you can pick up the Frome Valley Walkway and follow the waymarked trail north east along the river. In the park there's an old mill which was used for cutting and crushing stone from the sereies of quarries in the Frome Valley during the late 19th century. The area is also great for wildlife watching with otters seen in the river and various birds in the peaceful woodland.
After a while you can then leave the river to explore the Oldbury Court Estate. The estate was originally an old hunting lodge within the Royal Forest of Kingswood. It's now a pleasant park with a number of trails to try.
PostcodeBS16 1UH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Snuff Mills Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Snuff Mills Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Snuff Mills OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Snuff Mills Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the park you can pick up the Bristol and Bath Railway Path. This shared cycling and walking trail runs along a disused railway line between the two cities. If you were to follow it south west it would take you into Bristol where you could enjoy more waterside walks along the River Avon Trail.
The Winterbourne Walk visits the site from the nearby village. The pretty settlement is worthy of a visit with its picturesque old cottages, noteworthy 12th century church and 14th century Tithe Barn.
For more walking ideas see the Cotswolds Walks and Gloucestershire Walks pages.