The Dower House, built originally by Sir Richard Berkeley in 1553, and several associated structures are Grade II listed. There are also fine woodland walks. The estate is in the care of Bristol City Council and is a public open space.
The walk will be guided by John Hunt and will commence at 11:00 am. Meet at the Clock Tower, Parnell Road [ BS16 1WA ] immediately in front of the Dower House. Parking is very limited in public roads and clamping is in force for unauthorized parking. There is a bus to UWE, about ½ mile away or you can elect to walk.
Buses to UWE on a Sunday: Services 19, 24, 48, 49, 70 and 71.
Parking at UWE: at UWE Frenchay Campus, the Reception Staff have very kindly agreed our members may have free parking for the duration of our visit to Stoke Park. There is no need to report to Reception on arrival, just drive directly to car parks P2 and P3. Approach via the East Entrance and our free parking is located in Car Parks P2 and P3. The Dower House is a short walk away.
The walk may be muddy in places so please wear suitable footwear. Access may be challenging for the less mobile. For further details contact John Hunt [ 0117 9690604 ] or for enquiries on the day, Keith Stenner [ 0758 2591556 ].
Although BCC do carry visitor insurance this appears to apply to only very large visiting groups under the supervision of a formally trained guide. On this basis we think it best if BAAS attendees come on the understanding we all do so completely at our own risk.