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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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  • Left it a bit late for a stroll last night!

    Posted By Ruth Revell

    55 minutes ago

  • Ruth Revell shared her event to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Next litter pick is on Saturday, as no cafes are open in Lockleaze on Saturdays we are going to have a picnic afterwards. Litter pick begins at ten fr...

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    Posted By Ruth Revell

    4 hours ago

  • Has anyone else been woken at 5:55 this morning by what ever tracked vehicle was driving up and down cold harbour lane?

    Posted By James Morris

    10 hours ago

  • Stunning sunset this evening

    Posted By Mark Bull

    19 hours ago

  • I love the dewy spider web mornings...!

    Posted By Chrissie Storry

    21 hours ago

  • Litter bug in Stoke Park

    Posted By Martin Tayler

    August 29

  • A view from a walk around the pond today

    Posted By Craig Smith

    August 29

  • Part 1, part 2 comming soon

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 28

  • Might be to big to share,feed back please

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 28

  • LATEST: Dog now reunited with owner. Thanks everyone. Large friendly very furry German Shepard on fields behind church on Romney avenue. Anyone know...

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    Posted By Barry Grozner

    August 29

  • So we got Oliver Cromwell to blame for the look of Stoke House,why did the reporter put "truth" like this ?

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 27

  • Anybody missing a German shepherd ?

    Posted By Jonathan Mc Evilly

    August 29

  • Our wonderful park for all to enjoy,my column in today's Bristol post.

    Posted By Steve England

    August 29

  • Stunning chicken of the woods also called sulphur polypore feeding on a yew tree this afternoon.

    Posted By Steve England

    August 28

  • Traveling light just 1 camera & a wide angle lens great skies today

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 28

  • Four gunshots heard at 20:45. Reported to 999.

    Posted By James Wright

    August 28

  • They even cut the grass on Killer Hill back in August 1995

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 27

  • Glow- worms near Duchess pond awesome

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 27

  • Posted By Claire Keast

    August 28

  • Monument this afternoon, beautiful sunshine!

    Posted By Claire Keast

    August 28

  • Make's me see Red #DoweneedmoreBuses

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 27

  • Has anyone lost this key? Found at the top of the estate.

    Posted By Lorraine Frankcom

    August 26

  • A pleasant hour at Duchess Pond this afternoon. Couldn't get a photo of the House Martins and the Swallow though.

    Posted By Martin Tayler

    August 26

  • Well that lasted less.than a day.aarrgg

    Posted By Steve England

    August 25

  • I'm feeling frustrated that this morning I have had to witness, and report, a staff member at the Hungry Horse pub for sweeping litter from their car ...

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    Posted By Erica Simpson

    August 21

  • This is one reason why stoke.park.is very unique this is a wingless female glow worm pictured tonight she uses chemical bioluminescence to.attract th...

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    Posted By Steve England

    August 25

  • Only a few places left for this Saturday bat walk to book a.place please.email newlook388@aol.com

    Posted By Steve England

    August 25

  • on a lighter note, great to meet several walking groups exploring the park for the arts trail Ruth Revell , i will be leading lots of guided tours for...

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    Posted By Steve England

    August 25

  • Just spent a couple.of.hours giving the campsite a.good.clean.up.

    Posted By Steve England

    August 24

  • Tomorrow i will be at the park with a large group of young people and St werbs farm , having a bushcraft day , we will be having a fire in campsite an...

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    Posted By Steve England

    August 25

  • common fleabane by the lake today

    Posted By Lynn Wilson

    August 24

  • Some random tree felling.

    Posted By Barry Grozner

    August 20

  • Weekends for us involve walking our lovely dogs through the estate 🐾🐶 & 'treasure hunting' for the copious amounts of rubbish left behind by 'lazy lit...

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    Posted By Katie De Foubert-Wright

    August 23

  • Hi everyone. I'm Matt the Neighbourhood Officer for the Horfield and Lockleaze area. I work in the area with the Horfield and Lockleaze Neighbourhood ...

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    Posted By Matthew Jones

    August 24

  • Gill Kirk shared her post to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/lovelockleaze/permalink/724655377675012/

    Posted By Gill Kirk

    August 23

  • Steve England created an event for Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Steve England

    August 23

  • Looking forward to the Friends of Stoke Park and Purdown picnic today 5-7 , stoke park ( romney ave fields) Beautiful day for it , hope to see you t...

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    Posted By Gill Kirk

    August 23

  • Stoke Park Restoration Trust

    Posted By Maureen Coles

    August 22

  • These "thoughts" are usually something and nothing but some interesting comments about heritage & public engagement

    Posted By Fiona Gleed

    August 22

  • Please join us for this event...fun, free, and local! How can we all make more of using this lovely open space on our doorstep, Stoke Park and Purdown...

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    Posted By Gill Kirk

    August 22

  • Saw kids setting up camp last night. Today we found this. Including a box of prescription tablets. Anyone know Callum Stephen Waltho? His stuff is wai...

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    Posted By Barry Grozner

    August 20

  • Who do I contact to resolve this??

    Posted By Katie De Foubert-Wright

    August 15

  • Please keep an eye out for this old boy. Or if you've any information. X

    Posted By Sue Wood

    August 21

  • Gypsies have taken over horfield common right by the kids play area . Just saying

    Posted By Mark Revill

    August 16

  • I saw this lovely beast on the paved road by the radio masts this morning at about 7.30.

    Posted By Chrissie Storry

    August 17

  • Alex Storr shared Keep Bristol Tidy's video to the group: Stoke Park Estate.

    Posted By Alex Storr

    August 19

  • Double vision

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 21

  • Tales of the unexpected or Hammer Horror,then again tea on the balcony

    Posted By Harry Phillips

    August 21

  • Lovely to see all the dog walking ladies this morning we should have coffee mornings now

    Posted By Steve England

    August 17

  • Hi Dont know if this can go on here, but thought id try as lots of doggie walkers!! Can anybody reccomend a good kennels / dog Sitting Service that ar...

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    Posted By Anne Polet

    August 19

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