Information to help you to find Troopers Hill
and get the most from your visit.
Troopers Hill is owned and managed by Bristol City Council, there is free unrestricted
access all day everyday. There is access across Troopers Hill Field to the top of the hill without any steps or steep slopes.
We hope you enjoy your visit. If you have any questions or comments about Troopers Hill please Contact Us.
Please respect Troopers Hill and its unique environment, take your litter home. Responsible dog walkers are welcome but please bag it and bin it and ensure your dog is always under control. Thank you.
There are posters with information about forthcoming events and activities on the Hill at each entrance.
No barbeques permitted
on Troopers Hill LNR
How to Find Troopers Hill
Troopers Hill is between the A431 Air Balloon Road and Crews Hole Road. There are four pedestrian entrances to the site from Troopers Hill Rd. Alternative entrances are from the east end of Malvern Rd or from Summerhill Terrace - using these allows you to get to the top of the hill and admire the views without the need to climb any steps. Cross the Field to the corner with the slide to access the Hill.
By Bus there are frequent bus services seven days a week to nearby Air Balloon Road from the
centre of Bristol or Bath. Take buses numbers 44, 45 or 37 (was 332).
There is no car park at Troopers Hill. Limited car parking is available on the adjacent
residential roads. If you visit by car please park with consideration for local residents. Take
care to lock your car and remove valuables from sight.
If you have a satellite navigation system the nearest postcode for Troopers Hill Rd
entrances is BS5 8BL. The Malvern Road entrance to the Field is at BS5 8JA.
The central grid reference is: ST 628 731 - Latitude: 51:27:20 North - Longitude: 2:32:12 West
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How to Get to Troopers Hill - Directions to print (pdf)
How to get there - Audio directions to find Troopers Hill (mp3)
Discover East Bristol Map - Troopers Hill Activity Sheet
Bristol City Council Interactive Map (includes options to view historic maps).
Troopers Hill on other online maps
- Bing, Bird's Eye View - Google Maps
The entrance at Malvern Road (postcode BS5 8JA) provides the easiest access for those with limited mobility
and from here there is a wheelchair accessible path to the top of the hill so that everyone
can enjoy the wonderful views.
Some of the slopes on this path may mean that some
wheelchair users need assistance and the surface is not currently very smooth. We are aiming to improve this path as part of our Ways to Nature Project
The remainder of the paths on the hill are unsurfaced
and there are some sections of steep steps. Beware of steep cliff edges.
There are various trails that you can explore on Troopers Hill. The trails are designed to be fun ways of exploring the Hill while learning more about its wildlife and history.
There is an 'Audio Trail' that you can download as an MP3 file from the link below or from www.troopers-hill.org.uk/audio to your mobile or other device to listen to as you explore the Hill.
Other trails are a 'Fun Learning Trails' with information and quizzes to download; a marked trail through the woodland and a tree trail. Find more about the trails via the link below.
We have leaflets describing the Hill's wildlife, history and geology.
Copies are available at all our events and guided walks, or they can be downloaded via the link below.
Download our Information Leaflets >>
There are signs welcoming you to Troopers Hill at each entrance which also display posters with details of forthcoming events.
In addition, there are five interpretation boards on the Hill with more information:
• At the entrance to the Field from Summerhill Terrace - general information.
• Two by the Chimney at the top of the Hill - general information & geology.
• By the Lower Chimney on the corner of Crews Hole Rd & Troopers Hill Rd - history.
• At the second entrance up Troopers Hill Rd - fungi.
The last of these was installed in July 2019 as part our Ways to Nature Project, which also funded a new welcome sign at the third entrance up the road.
See images of our Interpretation Boards >>
Bristol Parks & Estates Byelaws
No barbeques permitted
on Troopers Hill LNR
Byelaws apply here to help people enjoy Troopers Hill responsibly.
For more information www.bristol.gov.uk/byelaws
To report an issue www.bristol.gov.uk/parks
Troopers Hill is in St George and from Troopers Hill Field it is an easy walk to St George Park a wonderful traditional park with a large play area, a kiosk café and public toilets. Further down Church Rd are other pubs and cafés.
Crossing Crews Hole Rd brings you to the River Avon Trail which you can follow towards Conham where you can take the ferry to visit Beese's Riverside Bar & Tea Gardens from Easter to the end of September. While you are there take time to explore Eastwood Farm Local Nature Reserve. You can make this into an all day exploration by following the route of our Avon Valley Walk.
Find out more about the area on the new Discover East Bristol website.
More about East Bristol on the Visit Bristol website >>
Information about other wildlife spaces in Bristol can be found at www.troopers-hill.org.uk/natureinthecity