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As a sub-group of Lockleaze Voice Community Project, Stoke Park Action Group (SPAG) is dedicated to the preservation and protection of  Stoke Park. Our aim is to keep a watchful eye on this beautiful historic landscape and enhance it for people and for wildlife through events, education and practical action. New members are always welcome. Find out more about us.

by Ruth Coleman. Wood anemone, Hermitage Wood

Owned by Bristol City Council, Stoke Park is one of Bristol’s best kept secrets. Come and visit to see wonderful wildlife, stunning views and a wealth of historic features. Bring a picnic, a kite, binoculars – a compass!

Great for walking

Set out on one of three circular waymarked walks to enjoy all the surprises the Estate has to offer:

  • From the highest ground on the Estate you can enjoy far-reaching views to the Cotswold Hills, Kelston Round HiIl and the Mendip Hills
  • From the south western end of the Estate look back toward the Dower House to clearly see landscape designer, Thomas Wright’s intentions for a flowing, picturesque, natural landscape
  • Explore the woods for bluebells, wild garlic and mature specimen trees
  • Find traces of historic features more than 250 years old
  • Enjoy a variety of habitats and the wildlife they support
  • Visit the fishing lake (also known as the Duchess Pond)
  • Get a close up view of prominent Bristol landmarks – the Dower House, Purdown World War 11 Anti-aircraft battery and the BT Tower.

There are also three fun trails to explore all year round – ideal for primary age children. You can download the web materials that match the trails here. Please note – access to the grounds is year round and free, but the Dower House is privately owned.
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  • Had a great evening showing our new mayor Marvin Rees and deputy mayor Estella Tincknell and cabinet leader Asher Craig around the. Park.for a whirlw...

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    Posted By Steve England

    September 23

  • Ruth Revell shared Emma Bird's post to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Ruth Revell

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  • Posted By Lorraine Williams

    September 22

  • Hi guys found a Halifax debit card over the fields today if anyone has lost one let me known xx

    Posted By Janice Lloyd

    September 22

  • MacMillan Coffee/Tea and Cakes Afternoon from 2.30 to 4.30 run by Begbrook Retirement Club at Greenfinch Lodge in Stapleton next to Stoke Park Estate ...

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    Posted By Richard Irwin

    September 21

  • Not so lovely graffiti in the tunnel today. Quite sure it wasn't there yesterday.

    Posted By Amanda Vinall

    September 21

  • I always see these but don't know the name of...?!...

    Posted By Frankie Louise Hale

    September 21

  • Here are the details for the highly anticipated Murder Mystery Night. There are a limited number of tickets so buy them quickly. Tickets need to be b...

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    Posted By Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust

    September 20

  • Matthew Jones shared Horfield and Lockleaze Neighbourhood Partnership's event to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Don't forget the Lockleaze Forum is tonight! Looking forward to seeing you there with our great hosts Bristol Community Land Trust and South Lockleaze...

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    Posted By Matthew Jones

    September 20

  • Ashley Down RFC is looking for youngsters to join them to form an under 12's team. Are you in year 7 and fancy giving it a go? We are looking to run s...

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    Posted By James Hall

    September 19

  • Posted By Ruth Revell

    September 18

  • Anyone else getting fed up of noisey students!

    Posted By Martyn Lucas

    September 14

  • Can anyone identify this spider lurking in my compost bin? Not seen one like this before. Don't think it's a funnel web or house spider. Has maroon lo...

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    Posted By Hannah Podd

    September 07

  • Does anyone recognise this lovely dog? It's a boy and was found at 10:30 this morning

    Posted By Linda Prince

    September 17

  • Over the last few months young people from lockleaze and Horfield have been very busy hand carving woodland name.signs they first had to make.their m...

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    Posted By Steve England

    September 02

  • Huge harvest moon over the park tonight, mobile certainly does not do it justice

    Posted By Lloyd Watkin

    September 16

  • Ruth Revell created an event for Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Ruth Revell

    September 16

  • Nice to see this from the other side

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    September 15

  • Gorgeous afternoon we are very lucky

    Posted By Steve England

    September 14

  • Recognise this view? I'm a volunteer for BRACE Research into Alzheimer's and this is one of the Christmas cards being sold on behalf of the charity....

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    Posted By Jeanne Clements

    September 04

  • Stoke Park Christmas cards delivered...really happy...ALL Proceeds to BRACE Alzheimer's research

    Posted By Alima Oyebanji

    September 15

  • Here are the details for the highly anticipated Murder Mystery Night. There are a limited number of tickets so buy yours quickly.

    Posted By Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust

    September 15

  • Some nice light effects across Stoke Park Estate this evening. Have you been to World Foods in Cheswick Village Square just a few minutes from the to...

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    Posted By Richard Irwin

    September 11

  • I see all.the.marshland reed beds have been cut.to.ground.level again .WAS a very important area for conservation.and wildlife during the winter an...

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    Posted By Steve England

    September 13

  • Spotted in the front garden last night! Second sighting in as many weeks! 👍🏻

    Posted By Katie De Foubert-Wright

    September 13

  • In previous years I've had the occasional frog or toad pass through my garden, but this year I have dozens of adult and juvenile frogs and toads that ...

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    Posted By Jen Ollerenshaw

    September 13

  • Ruth Revell shared Stoke Park Sculpture Trail's event to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Free walk around the trail for healthy city week in half term, please click event for booking info

    Posted By Ruth Revell

    September 12

  • I like Dogs apparently Heron's don't

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    September 10

  • Abandoned bicycle this morning. Bit rusty so obviously been outside a while. Anyones? Second photo shows where.

    Posted By Wayne Woodley

    September 11

  • 4 gun shots heard across the park around 16:24... Reported to 101. Police clearly taking seriously as just had visit from firearms officer. Please do ...

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    Posted By Ian Llewellin

    September 10

  • Steve England created an event for Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Steve England

    August 23

  • The Patient one

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    September 10

  • On a visit from Cornwall, visiting childhood memories. I've never seen the park looking so good. Thank you to Steve and volunteers

    Posted By Ann Dowling

    September 10

  • Beth Morgan shared Frenchay Parish Church's photo to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Beth Morgan

    September 10

  • What a great afternoon at the Old Library! So many people from all backgrounds! The onion jousting was very entertaining. Wild garlic butter made by S...

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    Posted By Estella Tincknell

    September 10

  • Can't seem, to get a clear shot now-a-days of the house bloody wildlife

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    September 09

  • This is the map of the carvings/sculptures in the woods. I've been walking round and round but can't find number 4, am I going blind? What am I lookin...

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    Posted By Jen Ollerenshaw

    September 07

  • Camilla Briggs shared Run4Life Bristol's post to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Just a reminder that we have new courses starting up next week with spaces available, so please head to eventbrite, search Run4Life and sign up, see y...

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    Posted By Camilla Briggs

    September 08

  • Friends of Stoke Park and Purdown first newsletter, take a look :)

    Posted By Matthew Jones

    September 08

  • ....any pointers on location of any oak trees on the estate. I'm looking for oak leaves and acorn caps for my little people to study. Thanks muchly!

    Posted By Hannah Ridout

    September 07

  • Trails.

    Posted By Scott David Mills

    September 08

  • Gill Kirk shared Friends of Stoke Park's event to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/1818264301739803/permalink/1818264305073136/

    Posted By Gill Kirk

    September 07

  • Another nice sunset

    Posted By Mark Bull

    September 07

  • I'll be advertising a history tour around the Dower house area soon and throughout the woodland there are lots of hidden features including the water ...

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    Posted By Steve England

    September 04

  • If you wish to help with a local litter pick, please find our groups using the link below, register with the group and email the coordinator to confir...

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    Posted By Alex Storr

    September 06

  • Posted By Mark Revill

    September 05

  • Our group now has over 1,500 members.. onwards to 2000, the bigger the voice the better protected our estate will be for the future against issues lik...

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    Posted By Richard Irwin

    September 04

  • Four bags from today's pick, and one bag of recycling. Afraid we ran out of time to do the cycle path/ lower section of the park, will try and do some...

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    Posted By Ruth Revell

    September 03

  • Seen a few of there in the woods...what are they?

    Posted By Bethan Scriven

    September 04

  • Just a quick question, Does anyone in this group know anything about the Water Gardens that are located between the Dower house and Stoke lane please...

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    Posted By Nick Flay

    September 04

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