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Robinswood Hill Country Park, Gloucester

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Robinswood Hill is a hill and country park to the south of the city centre of Gloucester, close to the Stroud Road (A4173). It rises to 650 ft (198 m), and is owned and managed by Gloucester City Council's Countryside Unit. The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust also has its head office based here.
It was originally one of the main sources of water to the city. The springs rising on Robin's Wood Hill were used by Gloucester Abbey in the 13th century. Reservoirs were built by the Gloucester Water Company in 1837-8 and taken over by the City in 1855. Robinswood Hill ceased to provide water supply in 1924 but the reservoirs remained in use for storage until 1946; they have now been backfilled to provide carparks and a countryside centre for the thousands of visitors that use the hill for recreation and inspiration. It is home to much wildlife and affords spectacular views of the surrounding area including other hills of Gloucester, the Cotswolds, Malvern Hills, May Hill and on a clear day the Severn Bridges.
The country park itself is a 100ha site. On the other side of the Hill is a dry ski slope and golf course complex. The park is a Local Nature Reserve, and an area called Robin's Wood Hill Quarry is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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  • This is super and worth a visit. The cafe was very good. Recommend the coffee, chicken club sandwich and dark choc brownies, great value and freshly made. Great staff. The site is run by Gloucester.....  more
    This is super and worth a visit. The cafe was very good. Recommend the coffee, chicken club sandwich and dark choc brownies, great value and freshly made. Great staff. The site is run by Gloucester.....  more »
  • My 11 year old, 3 year old and I had a fantastic walk here recently. It was great fun and we very much enjoyed a sausage roll and cake in the cafe afterwards! The views from the beacon are... 
    My 11 year old, 3 year old and I had a fantastic walk here recently. It was great fun and we very much enjoyed a sausage roll and cake in the cafe afterwards! The views from the beacon are...  more »
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  • My 11 year old, 3 year old and I had a fantastic walk here recently. It was great fun and we very much enjoyed a vegan sausage roll and cake in the cafe afterwards! The views from the beacon are fantastic, but even if you don’t make it that far, the scenery at the bottom of the hill is beautiful too. There are leaflets available from the Visitor’s Centre (Wildlife Trust) mapping several way marked walking trails across the site.
  • I've lived in Gloucester for many years but never visited Robinswood Hill until just the other day. It was much better than I expected! Also much steeper than I thought. Lovely view of Gloucestershire from the highest point. Unfortunately the beacon was broken, hopefully it gets fixes soon. I enjoyed the sculpture trail which had wonderful wood work and history of the area. I liked being able to scan with my phone to find out more information. I saw quite a few rabbits running around and got to see the cows! So that's a plus a nature lover. It was quite muddy there and could do with handrails of some sort for support, especially when coming down.

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