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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?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Had a lovely time here with my wife and son! We came across a family camping and I would love to take my son camping here when it gets a little warmer. Is this allowed?

Anonymous, 6/May/2017

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Stockhill Woods. We are afraid camping is not permitted in these woodlands.

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Can you ride horses around stockhill

Anonymous, 3/May/2017

We are happy for you to ride horses on the hard surfaced tracks in Stockhill

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4 Stars 4 Stars

Had an a brillant time with our twin boys exploring different paths. Had a lovely picnic beautiful place and great for kids to burn some energy. Only 2 bad points pot hole going into car park has damaged front of my car. And dog poo bin was over flowing onto floor

Emma Forsey, 29/Mar/2017

Thank you for your comments. We have been made aware of the pot hole in the car park and the car park is currently closed so that we can repair this. We have a regular collection of the dog mess bin but unfortunately the collection was missed last week. We raised this at the time with our waste collection contractor and the bin was later emptied.

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