Robinswood Hill Country Park, SSSI & Local Nature Reserve

Sunset with tree silhouettes

Robinswood Hill (RWH) is a 100 hectare Country Park on the south east side of Gloucester rising to 198m (651 ft) above sea level.

A Country Park since 1972, RWH provides a fantastic countryside experience within 2 miles of the city centre. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of habitats; from traditional meadows to woodland, orchards and ponds brimming with wildlife. Rich in history; archeological finds include Neolithic flint flakes as well as quarries and historically significant wells. An outlier of the Cotswold Escarpment, the site is also designated as a geological Site of Special Scientific Interest as it exposes the best inland section of Early Jurassic rocks in the country.

The Green Flag Award winning site features:

  • Countryside walks with extensive views across the Severn Vale the Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds
  • Wildflower meadows, woodland and wildlife
  • Way-marked trails
  • Picnic and Play areas
  • Timber sculpture trails
  • Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust headquarters and Café
  • Public Toilets
  • Pedestrian access from Reservoir Road, Fox Elms Road, The Butts, Stroud Road, Juniper Avenue and many more
  • Bus routes 9, 62 and 63 run along Stroud Road (St. Barnabas), route 1 along Baneberry Road (The Butts) and route 7 along Finlay Road (Trinity Baptist Church).​
  • Main entrance and car park at Reservoir Road (Grid Ref. SO837158)

For more information please see our Robinswood Hill leaflet.

As a country park and a local nature reserve RWH is managed for people and wildlife. There are many way-marked paths around the hill, dogs are welcome, but cycles and motorised vehicles of any sort (including drones) are not permitted.​ An all terrain mobility scooter is available to hire for use on two way marked trails around the hill.

Who looks after Robinswood Hill?

Gloucester City Council's Countryside Unit is responsible for the management and maintenance of RWH.

The Countryside Rangers work closely with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust delivering a programme of guided walks and educational experiences themed around natural history throughout the year, and are happy to lead walks for community groups.

The Friends of Robinswood Hill

The Friends of Robinswood Hill is an independent society set up in 1975 to promote interest in the Hill. The group works in partnership with the Countryside Unit to help ensure that the RWH is cared for.


Countryside Unit​ - Robinswood Hill Country Park Reservoir Road Gloucester, GL4 6SX Tel: 01452 303 206