Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester

4.5
#4 of 11 in Parks in Gloucester
Robinswood Hill is a hill and country park to the south of the city centre of Gloucester, close to the Stroud Road (A4173). It rises to 650 ft (198 m), and is owned and managed by Gloucester City Council's Countryside Unit. The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust also has its head office based here.It was originally one of the main sources of water to the city. The springs rising on Robin's Wood Hill were used by Gloucester Abbey in the 13th century. Reservoirs were built by the Gloucester Water Company in 1837-8 and taken over by the City in 1855. Robinswood Hill ceased to provide water supply in 1924 but the reservoirs remained in use for storage until 1946; they have now been backfilled to provide carparks and a countryside centre for the thousands of visitors that use the hill for recreation and inspiration. It is home to much wildlife and affords spectacular views of the surrounding area including other hills of Gloucester, the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills, May Hill and on a clear day the Severn Bridges.The country park itself is a 100ha site. On the other side of the Hill is a dry ski slope and golf course complex. The park is a Local Nature Reserve, and an area called Robin's Wood Hill Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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  • Go onto the Hill most days originally to walk my dog and now just to enjoy the wonderful scenery. It can be very muddy so you do need wellies most of the time.  more »
  • nice place to walk the dog or just go a ramble. there are several walks in the area including the quarry but you will need your wellies this time of year. autumn. there is a cafĂ© and car park.  more »
  • Steep walk to the top but great views once you get there. Some benches to sit on for a rest on the way up if required.  more »
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  • Good. Kids enjoyed as well. U can follow different trails. It's always good 2hr + walk
  • Would have been more stars because its a top place. But I took a group of 33 people and was told the cafe would be open. It wasn't.
  • Good size carpark. Miles of wonderful walks. Fantastic views from the top.
  • I'm a Matson man at heart and have always love the Hill. They have improved the bottom of the Hill beyond belief. There's no place better in Gloucester.
  • Great place for walking, beautiful views when you get to the top . I enjoy the peace and quiet while walking my dog there.
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