Oldbury Court is a beautiful and diverse estate, combining woodland and riverside paths with historic parkland and beautiful green spaces. Only three miles from Bristol city centre, the estate is a wonderful place to Nordic walk and is extremely popular with all walkers because of its its varied landscape and panoramic views.
Our instructor Clair will be leading a Discover Oldbury Estate walk to explore this local gem, and we would highly recommend this to those of you who have not yet visted Oldbury. You are in for a treat!
From Oldbury Court you'll head out towards Frenchay Village over the historic Frenchay Bridge built in 1788 and follow the narrow lanes by the River Frome. On this route you'll get a wonderful view of Frenchay Village with its mix of quaint old cottages and impressive new builds. You'll then follow a rural path over stiles onto Frenchay Moor, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Bristol, plus you'll see our very own 'mini stonehenge' and a lake as you walk back along the path over Frenchay Bridge.
When you reach Oldbury Court you'll wind your way through a lovely small wooded area often dappled in sunlight onto open meadow, then downhill into woods heading towards Snuff Mills, a beautiful and historic section of the Frome Valley Walkway, leading to undulating woodland path which runs adjacent to the River Frome.
As you head back uphill following the river path you'll see mini waterfalls and a lovely old bridge before turning right to follow the tree lined path along edge of the meadow and stream. There's a few steep steps before you emerge onto on a lovely green field and then you're back to the car park. After stretches there's an outdoor kiosk serving coffee and cake if you're so inclined (we usually are).
Walk Leader Clair Cusack
Duration 2 hrs, 9.30 to 11.30am
Distance 5 miles
Meeting point Oldbury Court car park, Oldbury Court Road, Fishponds, BS16 2JH
Walk Level Mostly easy terrain but with some hills and steep steps
Dogs No as there may be cows on route
Cost £12 for members and £15.00 for non-members
We automatically issue refunds as credit to your Bristol Nordic Walking account. If you would like a refund to your bank account or card please let us know. Refunds to bank account/credit/debit cards are subject to a 1.4% +20p fee for European cards and a 2.9% + 20p fee for non-European cards.
You will need to have been previously trained by a Nordic walking instructor to join this walk.
Please note we need a minimum of 8 to run this walk.