Green spaces – The Chocolate Factory

Bordered by the green corridor that is the Bristol and Bath Railway Path and with easy access to several parks and open green spaces, living in Greenbank means residents enjoy the feel of a leafy suburb in a quiet residential neighbourhood while still having good pedestrian, cycle and transport links to easily access the energy of city life.

Greenbank Cemetery, with its Victorian statues and War Memorials is a fascinating and peaceful place to take a walk or stop for a picnic. Just on the edge of The Chocolate Factory on Greenbank Road, the site is a much loved and well used resource for local residents.

Part of the national cycling network and maintained by Sustrans, the Bristol to Bath Railway Path is used by the local community to get around the neighbourhood, walk children to school and nursery, take a stroll with friends or travel to work. Stretching from BS1 to Bath it is also used by travellers from further afield. Whatever the reason you find yourself on the path, there are plenty of green spaces to stop and take a rest along the way.

Off the Railway path and a little further south of The Chocolate Factory, St George Park is one of the finest examples of a Victorian park in Bristol. The park boasts such amenities as its ornamental lake, basketball court, well equipped children’s play area and skate park. The main entrance fronts onto Church Road so you are never far away from grabbing a snack or a refreshment, that’s if the ice-cream van or park café haven’t grabbed you first.

Troopers Hill Nature Reserve is a little farther away but still walkable if you’re so inclined. Wide open green space with far reaching views across the south of the city are the main draw here. Its also a great spot to watch the morning or evening balloons take off from Ashton Court during the International Balloon Fiesta that takes place every August.