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Local Area

Not too far away you can discover Westonbirt Arboretum, Badminton village, (home of the famous horse trials), Castle Coombe, Dyrham Park and several golf courses. If you want some retail therapy, try Chipping Sodbury or Yate  which are  just a few miles away and offer a range of both independent shops and larger supermarkets.

Now the important bit, - Old Sodbury has two great pubs. The Cross Hands Hotel is just a few minutes walk from the site, you will pass it en route to us. The pub is part of the Greene King group and is a charming old posting house. It serves a range of traditional English food, accompanied with real ales, premium lagers and fine wines and a selection of gins. It also offers free WiFi and is dog friendly apart from the restaurant.

The Dog Inn is a fifteen minute walk from the site a real "English Pub"  over 500 years old and grade 2 listed. It serves a large and varied menu with ample choice for vegetarians, and again dogs are welcome.

Cross Hands Hotel
The Dog Inn
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Things To Do

At Woodside Field you are just a few minutes walk off the Cotswold Way. There is a lovely circular walk past Old Sodbury Church and the Hill Fort that conveniently ends at a local pub! Map and route information under Walking below. The historic market town of Chipping Sodbury is about 2 miles away and has lots of independent stores, coffee shops and pubs. There is also a Waitrose supermarket and a Spar shop. If you’re driving, parking can be interesting so head straight for the car park next to Waitrose.  A little further and you arrive at Yate Town Shopping Centre where you will find several large supermarkets and a good range of shops.

Drive or take the bus/train to Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Cheltenham, Chepstow or cycle the local area.

If you like a good treasure hunt, apparently we are ideally situated  for Geocaching with 5 reported finds locally, can you find more? What is Geocaching?


Motorhome / Camping Bits & Bobs

The local garage stocks some sizes of Calor gas Chipping Sodbury Caravans is less than 2 miles down the road and stocks the essentials as well as some nice little extras.
Attwoolls is about a ½ hour drive away and stocks everything you could possibly want – leave your credit card in the car! It also has a coffee shop that does great breakfast, lunch and cake! If you are members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club or Caravan and Camping Club show your card for a 5% discount in the shop.

Local Pubs

The Cross Hands Hotel

The Dog Inn

The Bell

Local Attractions

Westonbirt Arboretum

Dryham Park (National Trust)

Castle Coombe Race Circuit

Bowood House

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Berkeley Castle

Somerset Monument (Hawkesbury Upton)

William Tyndale Monument (Nibley)

6 O' Clock Gin Distillery

The Wave Surf Destination


Cotswold Way Circular Walk: 11. Old Sodbury – The Hillfort and Church

Informative video of Iron Age Hill Fort and Old Sodbury Church walk.

Video of the Cotswolds Country Walk (Old Sodbury/Horton/Hawkesbury Upton)

Badminton Miles Without Styles

Old Sodbury and Little Sodbury Walk (AllTrails Memership Required)

The Chipping Sodbury, Old Sodbury & Little Sodbury walk

Old Sodbury & Kingrove Common

Chipping Sodbury Sculpture Trail

The Frome Valley Walkway Leaflet

The Frome Valley Walkway Booklet

Jubilee Walkway Leaflet

John Harris Walking In England


The local area is good for cycling, the council are currently updating and expanding the cycle network.

The new Yate Park & Ride has a bike hire facility.

Better By Bike has more details about South Glos Leisure Rides 

Travelwest is a great resource for any travel in the West of England


Yate Train station is approximately 4 miles away and located on the main Bristol to Birmingham line between Bristol Parkway and Cam & Dursley.  It has two staggered platforms, separated by the A432 road bridge, use bus 41 from The Cross Hands Hotel stop.



The nearest bus stop is a few minutes walk from the site by The Cross Hands Hotel. Old Sodbury also has an additional stop close to the Dog inn.

Bus Times

We have recently been informed of a new service for South Glos called WESTlink. (0117 457 8561)

Fleet of 30 minibuses touring the local area and you can book a ride via a mobile app, web app or phone call. It operates from 7am - 7pm Mon -Sat. It collects and drops off at our local pub the Cross Hands Hotel which is only a few minutes from our main gate. But best of all each ride costs £2 per adult. So if you want some retail therapy in Yate or Chipping Sodbury it will cost you £2 a ride.




See details above on WESTlink for local trips.

Our recommendation is to use Uber as there are now several local drivers in the area. Download the app from here Uber

As an example the approximate fare to chipping Sodbury is £8.98, Yate £9.95 Westonbirt Arboretum £21.98.


Westonbirt Golf Club

The Players Club

Chipping Sodbury Golf Club

The Kendleshire Golf Club

Local Events

Gregory Porter. Westonbirt Arboretum 4th July 2024

Anne-Marie. Westonbirt Arboretum 5th July 2024

Nile Rodgers & CHIC/Sophie Ellis-Bextor/Deco. Westonbirt Arboretum 12th July 2024

EV Car Charging Locations

There are 20 car charging points within a 10 mile radius of Woodside Field., see the link below for more details.

Local EV Car Charging Points

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