The tranquil wooded valley contains a 'lost landscape' with remains of an 18th- and 19th-century landscape park with a chain of five lakes. Park Mill Pond is the last of these lakes and features a man-made island that is now a heronry. Large carp can also be seen in the waters.
Secreted away in the surrounding woodland, you'll find an old Boat House, built in the early 19th century. It was restored in 1998 and bats now roost in the roof space, emerging at dusk to hunt over the lake. The wood also hides a disused quarry, which was in use until the early 1900s and provided stone for the Woodchester Estate.
The restoration of this varied landscape is an ongoing project. Waymarked trails (steep in places) lead through picturesque scenery, passing an unfinished Victorian mansion (not National Trust).
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Parking & Transport
- Parking (charge) - £2
- Dogs Accepted
|Opening (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
* The park is open every day from dawn till dusk. Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is M5. Situated 4 miles south west of Stroud off the B4066, Stroud to Dursley road.
Public Transport Directions
Bus services: Ebley 35 Stoud–Nympsfield (passes close to Stroud train station). Nearest train station is Stroud