GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Robinswood Hill Country Park

3 miles (5.5 km)

Robinswood Hill country park is located in Gloucester, just to the south of the city centre. The walk explores the 250 acres of park which includes a Local Nature Reserve, an orchard, Robin's Wood Hill Quarry (a Site of Special Scientific Interest) and a dry ski slope. From the 650ft (198 m) top of Robinswood Hill there are spectacular views of the surrounding area including the Cotswolds, the Malvern Hills, May Hill, the city of Gloucester and on a clear day the Severn Bridges.
There's several colour coded walking trails to try including the Fox Trail through the woodland and the Geology trail to the quarry. The area is also great for wildlife with foxes, badgers and red kites to look out for in the skies above.

Postcode

GL4 6SX - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Robinswood Hill Country Park OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Robinswood Hill Country Park Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

There's an on site cafe where you can enjoy a good range of meals and snacks.
If you fancy a pub lunch then the Three Oaks Inn is located on the northern side of the park. They have a good range of meals and a nice garden area to sit out in. You can find them at Baneberry Road, GL46NR.

Dog Walking

The woodland and parkland are an excellent place for a dog walk. You will probably see other dogs running around on your visit. The Three Oaks Inn mentioned above is also dog friendly.
The nearby Highnam Woods is another good local option for dog walking.

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

A few miles to the east there's another popular local country park in the shape of Crickley Hill. There's more nice trails and another fine viewpoint to be found here.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Robinswood Hill Country Park - geograph.org.uk - 875543

Robinswood Hill Country Park. A view across the golf course from the footpath on the eastern slopes of the hill, with the eastern suburbs of Gloucester laid out below.

Gloucester from Robinswood Hill - geograph.org.uk - 876167

View of the city centre, withthe cathedral prominent. In the distance, about 20 kilometres away, are the Malvern Hills.

Trigpoint, Robinswood Hill, Gloucestershire - geograph.org.uk - 30916

Trigpoint. This is the trigpoint at the top of Robinswood Hill, Gloucester and Cheltenham are visible in the distance. The beacon was used during the Golden Jubilee.

Footpath up Robins Wood Hill - geograph.org.uk - 137998

Looking north east up the hill. TheGloucestershire Wildlife Trusthas its head office based in the park. The hill was originally one of the main sources of water to the city of Gloucester.The springs rising on Robin's Wood Hill were used byGloucester Abbeyin the 13th century.

Gloucester Golf Club - geograph.org.uk - 876205

Gloucester Golf Club. A view down a fairway set out down the southern slopes of Robinswood Hill. The course extends beyond the poplars, of which there are two rows. Further away, the line of the M25 crosses the picture in ST8413, with the Cotswold scarp still further away.

Sneedhams Green - geograph.org.uk - 876300

Sneedhams Green. An area of access land enclosing a trio of properties, at the foot of Robinswood Hill.

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GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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