Friends of Blaise

Conserving, Improving, Promoting



Dog Walking - Blaise is a great place to walk your dog, with big open spaces and rivers/ponds. So please make sure you and your four legged friend have fun. All we ask is please clean up afterwards and use the many dog waste bins provided.

Horse Riding - A two mile trail runs from Kings Weston Road car park to Kings Weston Down.

Inflatables - On the lawn, in the summer months only. 

Orienteering - There is a Permanent Orienteering Course located at Blaise, you can buy a map from the Cafe at the main car park. For more information visit

Play Area - Blaise is home to one of the largest outdoor play areas in the Bristol area, so bring the kids a long to enjoy the facilities.


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  • Castle Walkis 1¼ miles long and takes about 40 minutes to complete. The walk has views over the gorge. Woodland trails with some steep inclines that can be muddy.

  • Gorge Walk - is 1½ miles long and takes about 50 minutes to complete. The Walk has views of the gorge and surrounding woodland. This walk uses surfaced and woodland paths. There are steep inclines.

  • Kings Weston Down Walk - is 1½ miles long and takes around 35 minutes to complete. Includes woodland paths, grassland and the Iron Age hill fort.

  • Rhododendron Walk - is 3 miles and takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. Includes many of the estates natural features and historical buildings. This walk uses surfaced paths and woodland trails on mixture of terrains. Includes steep inclines.

  • Royals and St Mary's Church Walk - is 1¼

    miles long and takes about 50 minutes to complete. Includes The Royals and St Mary's Church Yard. This walk uses woodland trails, grass and surfaced paths. The main drive is suitable for buggies.

Other Activities 

  • Museum - Located within the house is the Blaise Museum. for opening times please visit the Bristol City Council website.

  • Cafe - Located next to the main car park


  • Cycling - There is a local cycle route that covers the main driveway from Coombe Dingle to the House, which then connects to National Cycle route 4. We ask cyclists to be considerate and look out for pedestrians, slow down/move over to avoid accidents.

  • Ping PongThere are two concrete tables located by the cafe, they are free to use, just bring along a paddle and ball.

  • Running - Based within the grounds of the estate is the Westbury Harriers running club. For more information visit

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