Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester

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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 »
  • Always a pleasure to walk around Robinswood park. Be it summer or winter there is always a great view and the walks up to the top give fantastic views. Free parking with public toilets and a small visitors center help you to have a fantastic day.
  • Great outside space for all. Nice clean toilets and lovely walks. Bbage facilities available.
  • Lovely area to take the children or to have a long leisurely walk and the view from the top is spectacular with seating to rest the legs. Perfect area for dog walking
  • This is my local dog walk. Beautiful view on a clear day or this beautiful flat earth we live on
  • Excellent open space for old and young to enjoy. Great play park for kids. Challenging walks for all the family. Great 360 degree views at the top.

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