Yate Common (formerly Westerleigh Common)

When exploring these 124 acres of green space, you and your family will find ponds, a stream, woodland and football pitches with an 800m running course. Teeming with local wildlife, the common is perfect for ball games, walks, picnics and kite-flying. Much of this land was used during both WWI and WWII as a Prisoner of War encampment,and was levelled in WWII to grow crops.

During your visit, you might also discover the famous ‘Road to Nowhere’ – a curious, unfinished stretch of tarmac that was abandoned by the council in the 1970s and never completed. The ‘road’ is still a regular filming location for the BBC television drama Casualty and other productions. Visitors are still drawn to its eerie strangeness and an unmissable photo opportunity!