Blaise Castle Steep walk via Henbury Golf Course

A moderate walk suitable for a family with older children but unsuitable for wheels. Takes you through quieter parts of the Blaise estate and Henbury gold course.

Technical sheet
No. 4310016
A Bristol walk posted on 08/11/20 by Rachel Family walks. Update : 10/11/20
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h20[?]
Distance Distance : 2.49mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 249ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 246ft
Highest point Highest point : 299ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 75ft
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Bristol
Starting point Starting point : N 51.492394° / W 2.641098°
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Description

(D/A) Start in the small bottom car park on The Dingle just off Canford Lane (or park up the road if busy). Follow the river until you reach steep steps to the right going down to a little concrete bridge by rope swing. The rope swing is actually pretty decent with a loop in the bottom for your feet and made of some industrial strapping. Head up through the trees and climb steeply to the top keeping the low wall on your left. This is fairly steep, rocky and muddy so you won't find too many people up this way even on a busy Sunday.

(1) Once you reach the top of the hill, you can enter the golf course on the right (avoid the manicured greens). Check out the trees and thickets for lost golf balls! We visited here during lockdown so there was no golf but if there was, you would just continue on the original path.

(2) To the north of golf course there are some enchanted woods where can pick up the path again going northeast. On the day we visited, there was a low mist making these quiet woods almost ethereal and slightly eerie. Follow the steep path down the hill, eventually joining the larger (and busier) paved area, follow the river back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 75ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.48 - alt. 249ft - Top of the hill
2 : mi 1.22 - alt. 269ft - Wood
D/A : mi 2.49 - alt. 75ft - Car park

Useful Information

This walk is only possible because Golf Course is closed due to covid.
You'll need sturdy footwear or good walking wellies in the winter.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

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