All Paths Lead to the Hill - project banner image (c) David Paramore
Robinswood Hill Country Park is a 100 hectare Local Nature Reserve and country park adjacent to the city of Gloucester. The site is a fantastic resource for people and wildlife with a range of habitats, as well as important historical and geological sites. However despite it's close proximity to many communities, knowledge about the Country Park is limited and the site is underused.
The 'All Paths Lead to the Hill' project was launched in September 2013 and is a two year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. It is a partnership between Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Gloucester City Council (who own and manage Robinswood Hill Country Park) and Gloucester City Homes.
The project aims to connect local communities to the hill and encourage more residents to make use of it, through a range of events, activities and opportunities. These will be designed to showcase the special heritage of Robinswood Hill - natural, historical / archaeological and geological - helping people understand more about their local nature reserve, offering opportunities for enjoying outdoor activities as well as promoting awareness of its rich wildlife and history.
The project will also aim to improve physical access to the park and redesign interpretation boards to be more welcoming and informative.
Local people will be encouraged to take ownership of the site, learn new skills and get involved in its future by undertaking conservation tasks for wildlife habitat, geological and archaeological interest and physical infrastructure.
Schools will be supported to use the Hill as an 'outdoor classroom' with experiential activities and curriculum - based lesson plans being developed and delivered with additional support from John Spedan Lewis Foundation.
To find out more about events at Robinswood Hill Country Park see the attached events leaflet below or visit the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust events page for any updates or new additions.
TEACHERS AND YOUTH GROUP LEADERS - Click here to take a look at our new lesson plans, several specifically written for use at Robinswood Hill. Linked to the National Curriculum, these can be downloaded and used for a self-guided visit to Robinswood Hill.
For more details about the project contact the project officer, Nicola Simpson, 01452 383333 or email - Nicola.Simpson@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk
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Take a look at the report from our 2016 archeaology digs. We were investigating the Victorian Tea Rooms that once overlooked the reservoirs on the Hill. Download the report at the bottom of the page.
Take a look at highlights of stage 1 of the All Paths Lead to the Hill project in our new video below -
Take a look at our two videos below showing the range of activities we are running at Robinswood Hill as part of the All Paths Lead to the Hill project. The first shows our Gloucester Conservation Team - a team of volunteers carrying out practical habitat management work at the hill.
The second video shows our 2014 Halloween Family Fun event, which attracted over 1,000 people.
|Excavation on Robinswood Hill Teasrooms report 2016 Final.pdf||4.63 MB|