Monthly Archives: April 2015

Lifting the canopy – results of our last working party

A new album is available on our website showing the progress we made in raising the tree canopy and thinning overgrowth along the South Walk close to the Circle. We’ve made good progress in visually reconnecting the Home Park with the walk and promoting a new sense of openness to the area. A full album of images here!

View towards the House from the South Walk before, and after Sat 18th's work

View towards the House from the South Walk before, and after Sat 18th’s work

Kings Weston Guided History walk

New Event – Join us on a History walk on Sunday 26th April 

We’re running another guided history walking tour of the Kings Weston landscape on Sunday the 26th April. This will be a chance to explore the rich history of the parkland under the expert guidance  of KWAG’s chairman David Martyn.

Taking in both familiar landmarks and some of its hidden treasures it’s sure to prove fascinating to anyone with an interest in the estate. Come and discover over four hundred years of history and the cast of the people who led to  development of Kings Weston as one of Bristol’s greatest and most famous country estates.

The history walk is one of our regular fund-raising events and we ask a fee of £6 for anyone who would like to join us. The event will start at 10:30 from Shirehampton Road car park and last approximately 2.5 hours. Places on the walk are limited, and please book in advance by contacting us through the details below. Payment should be made on the day. Children under 16 are free and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome.
Tel: 07811 666671 or email

walk poster Oct 2015 copy

Penpole Woods Steps

We’ve finally completed a project we began in January; the steps linking the historic upper and lower paths through Penpole Woods.

The works are all part of a project in Partnership with Bristol City Council and grant-funded by the Forestry Commission to improve access within the woodland. The steps were one of our priorities and we worked with the Forest of Avon Trust to ensure that they formed part of the original bid. January’s 2-day training course was really well attended and over the two days we had more than 20 KWAG volunteers learn how to put the steps together. Our thanks go to Bristol’s Conservation  Volunteers, the training they gave us, and for some of their own volunteers who came along to help on the first Saturday.

We continued the work between January and March working through some very hard terrain, and finally completed the 61 step target in early March. The results from the last few month speak for themselves, and we should be incredibly proud of what we’ve achieved as a group.

We’ve got two galleries of images from the project; one with our usual working party before-after photos, and another in our completed projects files. Please take a look and see what you think of the finished project.

before after after steps copy