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The GWS (UK) Annual January Stroll 2013
January 20, 2013
The GWS Annual January Stroll 2013
Sunday 20th January
Blaise Castle and grounds
Walk starts approx.10.30am.
Those of you who have been before know the routine. A chance to catch up after the Christmas festivities to burn few calories and enjoy each others company. Plan is a stroll around the grounds and woodlands (all paths are tarmac) followed by an afternoon meal at our local The White Horse, Buckover, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, GL12 8DX – about 20 minutes away. Excellent food and two for one offer. As with all GWS gatherings you are welcome to join us for part or the whole stroll.
Blaise Castle Estate is a magnificent 650 acre Grade II registered parkland and with over 5,000 years of history, one of Bristol’s gems. With a deep wooded limestone gorge, dramatic scenery, and ancient monuments steeped in folklore, this estate is one of the most magical and romantic landscapes in the West Country. With plenty to do for children as well as adults, it is easily possible to spend a whole day enjoying its varied features and many facilities.
The museum is housed in a late 18th century mansion, and contains most of our social history collections.
Open 10.30am to 4pm
Admission to the grounds and house is free
Visitor facilities and information:
Free car park (150 vehicle capacity)
Large children’s play area with dedicated zones for younger and older children
Benches and picnic areas
Public toilets including baby changing
Blaise Hamlet is close by: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/blaise-hamlet/
Exit Junction 17 of the M5.
Blaise Castle Estate is approximately five miles from Bristol city centre. The main entrance is via the car park off Kings Weston Road.
Car park closing times for January: 5.15pm
Blaise Castle Estate,
Kings Weston Road,
Bristol BS10 7QS
As this is now well under a month away, I would like to get some definite figures not only for the walk (so I don’t leave someone behind in the car park) but also for the meal (so we all get a seat) at the White Horse.