Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

East Harptree offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

The car park has a height barrier set at 1.98m ( 6.6 feet).

How to find us

How to find us
East Harptree, Priddy , Bristol
Sat Nav Postcode: BS40 6DA
By Car

Off the B3134 heading towards East Harptree. 

OS Grid Ref

51.284749152829, -2.6352167129517

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at East Harptree. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

The car park has a height barrier set at 1.98m ( 6.6 feet).

Dogs allowed

Contact details

Discover this small conifer woodland with historic interest, situated in the Mendip Hills

Visit East Harptree to see the historical Smitham Chimney, a relic of Mendip's industrial past. The Cornish-style chimney survived when the site closed in 1875 and was saved from complete destruction in 1973 by The Mendip Society and Somerset County Council.

In front of the Chimney there is a pond where you can see dragonflies in the summer months. There are also fine views of the Chew Valley from the grassland area nearby.

The project to improve the area around the chimney is a partnership between Forestry England, the Mendip Society, the Mendip Hill AONB Service, Countryside Agency and Aggregate Industries.

At a glance 

  • Industrial Smitham Chimney 
  • Walking trails 

Things to do

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Follow the short hard-surfaced walking trail from the car park to the Smitham Chimney. 

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