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

Opening hours

Wraxall Piece offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Wraxall Piece, Beggar Bush Lane , Bristol
Sat Nav Postcode: BS8 3TJ

51.443445686178, -2.6788482069969

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Wraxall Piece. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4800

Activities at Wraxall Piece

Walking boots in autumn
Walking at Wraxall Piece

Nearby forests

Generic autumnal tree

Ashton Hill offers 148 acres of mixed woodland for you to explore, including a magnificent stand of Californian Redwoods (Sequoia).

Formally part of the nearby Tyntesfield Estate in Wraxall, many of the larger trees in the woodland date back to the 19th century.

 

Path through the trees

The variety of woods, glades and wide sunny paths encourage a richness of wildlife and special plants including Bristol rock cress and Bristol onion. There are spectacular views over the Avon gorge.

Accessed via an avenue of copper beech trees, planted to commemorate the Queen's Coronation in 1953, the medium sized car park is the ideal place for starting off on a walk in these woods. There are also a number of picnic tables throughout the woodland.

Chimney reflected in pond

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.

A path running between autumnal trees

Renowned for its nightjar and long-eared owl populations, there is no shortage of wildlife to see if you enjoy bird watching.

There is a medium sized car park, a small number of picnic benches and a circular easy access trail.

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