Sunday 26 May 2024

Trooper's Hill

Trooper's Hill Park is on the outskirts of Bristol and we went for a lovely walk there this morning.

I found a notice board with interesting facts on it and this one stood out - 300 million years ago Trooper's Hill was on the equator and was a place of rivers and swamps, and full of tropical plants.

Today obviously it's very different, still full of nature and plants, and with a giant pipe running alongside it.

Not far from the pipe was heronry on the bank where the herons gather together to nest and raise their babies.

Apparently if we had visited a couple of months ago we could have seen the birds in the trees, but they are hidden behind the leaves now, although we heard them calling loudly to each other and saw them flying overhead.

We walked to the top of a hill to see a huge chimney that was used in copper smelting works by the River Avon in the late 1700s.

Quite an interesting history.

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