Today I visited Blaise Castle Estate in Bristol to look for the castle. There is museum there too in the big house but that hasn’t yet opened.
Behind the big house I found a delightful thatched building which in times gone by was a dairy.
At the start of the walk through the Woods there was a little house which looked a bit like something from a fairytale.
I was jolly pleased to find a bear sized rope swing.
Sometimes in woods I just like to sit and listen to the birds.
At a clearing I thought at first that I had found a sandpit to play in but it turned out to be a golf course.
Back in the woods it was just as well I am not tall as I had to squeeze underneath a fallen tree.
A stream runs through the valley; here I am posing on a bridge.
Climbing uphill is always quite challenging for me due to my short legs.
Finally we found the castle. It is actually a folly and not a real castle but it looks quite splendid on top the hill.
I stopped to read the information sign about the hill; it was a forty hundred of years ago.
Around the hill there are a few man made caves which are good for bears.
After all the exploring I was glad to sit on a bench and eat my packed lunch. No cake today!
For more information see: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/museums-parks-sports-culture/blaise-castle-estate
Horace the Alresford Bear 8/6/2020