Walking in the Footsteps of Pilgrims 1
Anne’s Wood has a long and fascinating history! It is a remnant of the ancient Forest of Kingswood, a royal hunting forest, designated as such in Saxon times.
This woodland walk will follow the Pilgrim’s Way along the meandering Brislington Brook. In medieval times, pilgrims used the path to access the medieval shrines of the Chapel of St-Anne-in-the-Wood and the Holy Well, on their way to St Augustine’s Abbey in Keynsham. We will identify the site of the Chapel and discuss the significance of the Holy Well for modern day druids.
We will then explore the remaining features of the former Victorian pleasure gardens, identifying and describing the most spectacular trees along the way.
This is a must for anyone who shares my love of trees, placed within their historical context.
St. Anne’s Park, entrance opposite Co-op, St Anne’s Road, BS4 4BD
Accessible by public transport, Booking essential, Buggy friendly, Dogs on leads welcome, Family friendly, Frequent rest stops, Visually impaired friendly.