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.Our Gloucester online visit planner makes visiting Robinswood Hill Country Park and other Gloucester attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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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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 »
What an odd place for a supposed Country Park. Signage away from the Welcome Centre was close to non-existent and although we had a map could not follow it. We started to go up a hill and it became.... more
What an odd place for a supposed Country Park. Signage away from the Welcome Centre was close to non-existent and although we had a map could not follow it. We started to go up a hill and it became.... more »
Beautiful day out with family. Great place for all ages to enjoy. Its kept clean and the trails are easy to follow. Been taking my son's up there since they were little and they still enjoy it now they are all grown. Robinswood Hill has given us lots of great memories over the years 😁
It was a lovely place to take your family for a lovely walk to see the great views and interact with nature. Good wood carvings. A small play area there too for the children. They've added more carvings to the area too...Great improvement.
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