Blaise Castle Walks
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 an Iron Age hill fort, which is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.
PostcodeBS10 7QS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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Blaise Castle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Blaise Castle Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Blaise Castle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Blaise Castle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
There's a good on site cafe with a fine range of meals and snacks. Outdoor seating is also available here.
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.