County: South Gloucestershire
Nearest Town(s): Bristol (Keynsham)
Time: 15 minutes
Map: OS Explorer Map (155) Bristol and Bath*
Bagging the Cockroad trig pillar was just a fun one to try and find, because we happened to be in the area. If you live in the area it’s a good place for walking your dog.
Where to Park
I started the walk from my Uncle’s house but you could park at the nearby Longwell Green complex (cinema, leisure centre, Asda) or on one of the nearby streets and take a walk out to the trig.
Finding the Pillar
We accessed Cockroad Ridge from the south, crossing the A4714 on a footbridge. From there we headed vaguely right, but at this point our four-legged companion ran away so we had a bit of a detour to find her. Coming to a clearing, I knew that the pillar should be close by. Eventually we spotted it in a bush. I decided I should have my picture taken with it, and was stung by nettles for my troubles!
This is actually quite a good vantage point to see the surrounding countryside, with views for miles through the gaps in the trees.
All in all, this was a welcome evening excursion after hours in a car, and we like any excuse to hang out with cute woofs!
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