Troopers Hill, East Bristol

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Troopers Hill, with its crooked chimney, rises above the River Avon and offers spectacular views across the City of Bristol.

On the hill old sandstone quarries, now softened by grass and flowers, create small canyons. The thin acid soil allows heather and broom to flourish.

Footpaths tunnel through dense woodland that cover the hill's western flank. The paths emerge onto old lanes with half hidden houses and lush allotments.

You can follow the lanes down to the riverside where new houses now stand on the site of old industries – copper smelting and tar distilleries.

This is a very satisfying place to explore and you can find out more about its industrial past and locally unique wildlife by visiting the Friends of Troopers Hill website.

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How to get here

Troopers Hill can be accessed from the River Avon Trail, a walking trail (and part cycling) between Bristol and Bath – link below. Bus services: 44, 45 Bristol centre - Hanham - Bath / 332, 632 Bristol centre - Longwell Green - Bitton - Kelston - Bath – times and more info link below There's no car park but there is plenty of parking in surrounding streets

Easy walkingGood for kidsGood for dogsAccess by bikeAccess by public transport