Cockroad – S3385

County: South Gloucestershire
Nearest Town(s): Bristol (Keynsham)
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 15 minutes
Height: 80m

Map: OS Explorer Map (155) Bristol and Bath*

Black dog in front of Cockroad trig pillar
Trigs and dogs are our favourite things!

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!  

Ellie by the Cocktoad trig pillar
Getting stung by nettles was worth it… right?

The View

This is actually quite a good vantage point to see the surrounding countryside, with views for miles through the gaps in the trees.

View from Cockroad trig pillar
Not a bad view for a fifteen minute walk!

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!

The Route

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