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Stockhill Wood

This area contains three relatively small woods set high on the Mendip Hills.

They are predominantly coniferous, dating from the post war years and they form 'islands' in what is an open, exposed landscape.

East Harptree has a short surfaced trail leading to the Smitham Chimney and also has fine views nearby of the Chew Valley. Stockhill is a popular spot for walkers and has its own circular easy access path. A third wood, Rowberrow, is leased by the Commission and is a conifer woodland set on a hillside.

What do other visitors say?

Beautiful forest however according to the ranger here you are not allowed fires on one of the coldest days of the year (28 December 2014).

Anonymous, 30/Dec/2014

Fires are not permitted in the woods at any time of the year. Any fire residue such as burning embers or hot ash is a hazard to other users such as young children.

Forestry Commission Response

we blindly walked around the tracks in a roughly clockwise direction from the car park which was very good UNTILL WE CAME TO THE ROAD by some houses where the choice was 1)retrace our steps, or 2)walk the half mile up the road. We chose the wrong option and walked up the road. Could you not make a way through the trees parallel to the road to give a safer third option and longer circular walk

Anonymous, 11/Jan/2014

There are circular walks at both East Harptree and Stockhill. Your comments have been passed onto the staff member responsible for the area.

Forestry Commission Response

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Location

OS Grid ref: ST557541

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