Country Walk Summary

Whitcliff Deer Park near Ham

Whitcliff Park is the last of many medieval deer parks noted in the Severn Vale in the 16th century. The Park was first enclosed as a private hunting preserve at the end of the 13th century when deer hunting was reserved for royalty and privileged guests of the Earls of Berkeley. A high brick wall surrounding the Park was started in 1770 and took seven years to complete. Conservation management under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme aims to ensure the survival of the ancient trees and enhance the historic landscape and wildlife value of the Park by replacing the modern conifer plantations with trees that reflect its medieval character. You will pass Park House, a folly built in the 19th century

County
GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Whitcliff Deer Park  - Click to see the Site Map (PDF)

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Grid Reference
ST669972 (link to Interactive Map in a new window)
OS Landranger No.
162
CPH Reference Number
14/001/0093
Near To
Ham
Length of route
1.5 km (0.9 miles)
Best time to visit
Spring/Summer/Autumn
Access end date
30/09/2013

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Information Last Updated
11 February, 2005