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Explore Stockhill Wood
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Stockhill interpretation panel, Mendips

Stockhill is a pre-dominantly coniferous woodland within the Mendip Hills AONB and is renowned for its nightjar and long-eared owl populations.

There is a medium sized car park, a small number of picnic benches and a circular easy access trail

The ground reveals the rise and fall of lead mining over 2000 years. The Mendip Hills had rich veins of lead running just beneath the surface in seams. These seams or 'rakes' were dug and then reworked over generations as machinery and techniques improved. This activity has led to the industrial wasteland or gruffy ground of lumps, bumps and rock outcrops you see today.

What do other visitors say?

There is a very large pothole at the entrance to the car park. There are also smaller ones that need to be avoided. The large pothole in paticular is capable of damaging a vehicle. This was reported nearly 3 weeks ago. Are these potholes going to be filled in?

Anonymous, 18/Mar/2017

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will investigate this and discuss with our civil engineering colleagues.

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5 Stars 5 Stars

Absolutely love it here, always have a great time no matter what the weather! Great woods for dogs

Laura, Sam & Baise 🐾, 18/Mar/2017
4 Stars 4 Stars

Would have given it five but was disgusted with how much dog mess there was. It was a busy day as we went for a Boxing Day walk. I watched 3 people let their dogs mess and not pick it up. After that we stopped walking on the paths because I was so annoyed about it I was struggling to enjoy myself :(

Katherine, 24/Jan/2017

We are sorry to hear that your enjoyment of the woodland was ruined by a select number of irresponsible dog owners. The mess had improved a lot in this woodland and so this is sad to hear. We will ensure we visit more regularly at peak times like this and continue to promote responsible dog ownership on site.

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