Take a stroll through the historic centre of this vibrant town and discover independent shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. With the Cotswold Way running right through the centre of the town, the area is a magnet for walkers throughout the year.
Explore acres of parkland, play spaces and wildlife havens at this nearby town. Discover the lake at Brinsham Fields Park or spot giant redwoods in Ridge Wood. Swing, climb and bounce all day at the Witches Hat Play Area. Let your family run wild in the woodlands at Yate Common and seek out the curious ‘Road to Nowhere’ for the ultimate photo opportunity.
15 mins walk, or from Wickwar centre: 15 mins cycle along road / 8 mins drive
Sitting on Wickwar’s doorstep is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the south-west. Lose yourself in 700 acres of beautiful nature reserve that have remained largely unchanged for centuries. Journey through dappled woodlands and spot butterflies, birds and carpets of wildflowers, including bluebells and purple orchids. Ideal for families and dog-walkers, the meandering path along the river will lead you to waterfalls and bridges – perfect for paddling and pooh sticks.
Stretch your legs or have a kick around at these playing fields, surrounded by beautiful countryside. Let the kids loose at the play area and see if you can spot one of the airshafts that vent the railway tunnel that runs underneath the village. Car parking is available next to the pavilion.
Get your pulse racing along the 1km trim trail at this big green space. Don’t miss The Wickwar Games in July and fruit picking days throughout autumn at the community orchard. Want to take it slower? Steal a tranquil moment at the Remembrance bench, stroll around the newt pond, and wander amongst the buzzing hives.
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