Snuff Mills is a park in the Stapleton area of north Bristol, also known as Whitwood Mill.There are pleasant walks along the steep wooded banks of the River Frome, for example to Oldbury Court. The park was purchased in 1926 by the Corporation of Bristol as "a pleasure walk for citizens of Bristol" and restored in the 1980s by the Fishponds Local History Society.The park's name originates from one of the millers. His nickname was 'Snuffy Jack' because his smock was always covered in snuff.The park includes an old quarry and a stone mill. The old mill within the park was used for cutting and crushing stone from the many quarries along the Frome Valley during the late 19th century. It contains a waterwheel, egg-ended boiler in its setting and the remains of a vertical steam engine. Despite the name, tobacco snuff was never ground in this mill.Today, Snuff Mills is still a popular site for locals and visitors who come to enjoy the tranquility and natural surroundings. This stretch of the River Frome is also home to some of Bristol's otters.Put Snuff Mills into our Bristol trip itinerary site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
Snuff Mills Reviews
Wow what a relaxing place you would never think your in the city. All dogs were on leads.. and everything was maintained lovely. It has a working water wheel which I thought was fab and a little water... more »
Lovely Riverside dog walk, made it up into the park for the play area and a coffee, acres to explore, car park free more »
A brilliant place to walk and talk, at all times of the year... Just make sure you'll be dodging the roaming free dogs though!
Beautiful and calm place to visit. Crowded by trees and a side river. Usually you will find people with dogs. Parking is available and also a small cafe. Good place to walk, run and cycling.
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