Robinswood Hill Café
Did you know you can help wildlife in Gloucestershire by eating a slice of Victoria sponge?
Robinswood Hill Café is now open Monday to Sunday, from 9:30am-5pm weekdays and until 6pm at the weekends, serving hot drinks, ice creams, pasties and cakes.
Robinswood Hill is a green space managed by Gloucester City council and is home to a wealth of wildlife and free car parking.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust have had their headquarters at Robinswood Hill since 1997, when the original building was opened by Sir David Attenborough.
The new headquarters building was finished in summer 2020 and is now in use. The building is clad in red cedar, which was harvested from Lower Woods nature reserve during routine felling works, and has since been repurposed. The building is designed to be as sustainable as possible and is surrounded by rain gardens. This is a great example of a sustainable urban drainage system or SUDS scheme: a way of managing water so that it doesn’t go through the drainage system as waste. The rain gardens catch water from the guttering and allow this to naturally drain through a series of soils and gravels to naturally filter before returning to the water course. The building also features a ‘windcatcher’ system that allows for natural ventilation and air cooling by using the prevailing wind to power a fan.
Crickley Hill Café
Crickley Hill Café is now open Monday to Sunday 9am-5pm.
The tramper hire is also back up and running.
Boasting magnificent views, an abundance of wildflowers, butterflies, ancient trees and fascinating geology, Crickley Hill is a spot for the whole family to enjoy.
Follow the waymarked trails or venture off the beaten track to create your own wild adventure. Whatever your age or interest this is a space to enjoy all that nature has to offer.
During the winter months closing times may vary depending on weather conditions.
Please note that parking charges (£2) apply 24/7 at Crickley Hill. You are able to pay by cash, card and on site, on the phone, online, or via the RinGo app.
Greystones Café is open Monday to Sunday 10am-4pm.
The Greystones Café is part of our visitor centre at Greystones nature reserve in the beautiful Cotswold village of Bourton-On-The-Water. After discovering both the rich array of wildlife and 6000 years of history found at the site, you can sit and relax over lunch or afternoon tea.
Please note: there is no parking at Greystones Farm and it is difficult to turn vehicles in Greystones Lane. Please park in Bourton-on-the-Water village where there are a number of car parks. Greystones is only a short distance from the village.