Friends of Blaise

Activities at Blaise

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 look out for pedestrians and slow down/move to avoid accidents.

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.

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 bristolorienteering.org.uk

Ping Pong

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

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.

Running

Based within the grounds of the estate is the Westbury Harriers running club. For more information visit westburyharriers.com

Walks

You will find Blaise a delight to wander round either to get lost in and stumble across the ruin of some ancient landscape feature, or go on an organised historical or nature walk in the company of an expert in their field. Some of these will only be announced at short notice. Register your interest and we will let you know with as much notice as we can, when the opportunity arises. There are five walks you can enjoy which cover most of the Blaise Castle estate and cover all the points of interest. The leaflets in the links below were funded by Friends of Blaise.

Castle Walk

The Castle Walk is 1 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.

Download the Castle Walk Leaflet (PDF).

Gorge Walk

The George Walk is 1 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.

Download the Gorge Walk Leaflet (PDF).

Kings Weston Down Walk

The Kings Weston Down Walk is 1 miles long and takes around 35 minutes to complete. Includes woodland paths, grassland and the Iron Age hill fort.

Download the Kings Weston Down Walk Leaflet (PDF).

Rhododendron Walk

The 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.

Download the Rhododendron Walk Leaflet (PDF).

Royals and St Mary's Church Walk

The Royals and St Mary's Church Walk is 1 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.

Download the Royals and St Mary's Church Walk Leaflet (PDF).