Penpole Wood and Penpole Point

Penpole wood contains ancient woodland, but during the Eighteenth Century was incorporated into the pleasure grounds of Kings Weston House by creating woodland gardens. Some of the garden features remain such as the Quarry garden and rustic walks. The woodland culminates at Penpole Point which was common land. An arched gate lodge marked the boundary between private grounds and public open space. Once famous for its views Penpole Point is now overgrown but look out for the fascinating ancient stone dial built by the merchants of the city.

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