National Trust Woodchester ParkGet directions
Woodchester Park is a tranquil secluded wooded valley looked after by The National Trust with three waymarked walks ranging from 2-7 miles. Some areas dogs are required to be kept on a short lead but other areas they can be let off.
The wooded valley contains a ‘lost landscape’ with remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park with a chain of three lakes. Some areas are cordoned off for fishing, however, there is some access to the water.
Secreted away in the surrounding woodland, you’ll find an old Boat House, built in the early 19th century. The wood also hides a disused quarry, which was in use until the early 1900s and provided stone for the Woodchester Estate. The restoration of this varied landscape is an ongoing project. Waymarked trails (steep in places) lead through picturesque scenery, passing an unfinished Victorian mansion (not National Trust).
There are grazing sheep and cattle, but these fields are clearly marked, but please look out for the warnings as they do move them around. Please keep dogs on the lead when livestock are around.
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ParkingCar park with pay and display parking - £3, or free to National Trust members
Paws for thoughtDogs need to be on a lead in some areas
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