Friends of Blaise

Blaise Estate

Estate Management

Blaise estate is managed by Bristol City Council.


There are many caves on the Estate, one of the estate's man made caves Butcher's Cave, given its name because of the red tinge to the stones inside, resembling hanging joints of meat. The other one is Robber's cave constructed with large rustic local limestone blocks over shallow excavated hole to serve as a feature for carriage drives to the castle.

Giants Footprint

Local legend suggests that the footprint was created in a fit of rage by the Giant Goram. In fact it is an area of horizontally bedded carboniferous limestone, exposed through glaciation some 10,000 years ago. The cavities are created where rock has been dissolved through the passage of water down vertical joints.


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 pamphlets in the links below were funded by Friends of Blaise.

Castle Walk (PDF)

Gorge Walk (PDF)

Kings Weston Down Walk (PDF)

Rhododendron Walk (PDF)

Royals and St Mary's Church Walk (PDF)