Blaise Castle, Coombe Dingle and the Kings Weston estate

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Oct 22
2022

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£12.50
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11.5km Easy to Medium difficulty, as has one or two steep climbs.

This is an 11.5km walk around the grounds of the Blaise Castle and Kings Weston House. Situated just to the North West of the City of Bristol, it is easily accessible from M5 Junction 17 and 18.

Commencing from the car park, we walk across to the 19th century Blaise Castle House Museum, the home of the social history collection (currently closed due to Covid-19).  We then walk down to Stratford Mill and follow the tree lined limestone gorge of Hazel Brook, along which you will find Tarn Lake and Penny Well.  Hazel Brook then joins into the River Trym at Coombe Dingle, and we continue to follow the course of the river through a mix of woodland and grass meadows down to where it meets the River Avon.

From here the route follows the Avon for a short distance before walking along the southern edge of Shirehampton Golf course (be alert for shouts of FOUR!), before heading into the grounds of Kings Weston House, towards Penpole Point.  Travelling back towards the Blaise Castle estate we will lunch beside the 18th century grade 1 listed Kings Weston House.  There is a coffee shop here, where you can get yourself a drink or ice cream if you so wish.

The final leg of today’s walk takes us past two follies.  The first of which is at the top of the Kings Weston estate, then passing through hill top limestone meadows and along to an Iron Age hill fort we get to grade II listed 18th century Blaise Castle folly, which featured in Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey.  

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Photo Credits: All photos taken by Colin Day and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.

 

Blaise Castle House Museum (currently boarded up due to Covid-19)
Hazel Brook tree lined limestone gorge
Tarn lake - originally a small bathing pool, surrounded by trees and shrubbery
Ancient wooden oak brisge surrounded by trees
view overlooking the river Avon from Shirehampton golf course
18th century Kings Weston House designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim palace
Blaise Castle folly - flag picture
Blaise Castle House Museum (currently boarded up due to Covid-19)
Hazel Brook tree lined limestone gorge
Tarn lake - originally a small bathing pool, surrounded by trees and shrubbery
Ancient wooden oak brisge surrounded by trees
view overlooking the river Avon from Shirehampton golf course
18th century Kings Weston House designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, who also designed Blenheim palace
Blaise Castle folly - flag picture

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