Stroud Rocks
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Woodchester Park

Parks & Walks

The tranquil wooded valley contains a 'lost landscape' with remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park with a chain of five lakes. Park Mill Pond is the last of these lakes and features a man-made island that is now a heronry. Large carp can also be seen in the waters.
Secreted away in the surrounding woodland, you'll find an old Boat House, built in the early 19th century. It was restored in 1998 and bats now roost in the roof space, emerging at dusk to hunt over the lake. The wood also hides a disused quarry, which was in use until the early 1900s and provided stone for the Woodchester Estate.

Tinkley Gate café - Pizzas, focaccias, ice-creams and more in a countryside setting with far-reaching views and plenty of space to play.

Woodchester Mansion (not National Trust) - Unfinished, Victorian Gothic mansion where building was halted when the owner, William Leigh, ran out of money. Open seasonally, check the Woodchester Mansion Trust website for dates.

Natural play trail - Stepping logs and balance beams in a woodland setting.

Opening Hours

MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

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