The Grove Pool – picnic & pond dipping

HART welcomes you to enjoy this lovely pool in its woodland setting and search for the aquatic wildlife. Bring a picnic and HART will bring the dipping nets.

This landscape was  partly restored through a recent project collaboration of HART and the National Trust.

For more information about The Grove Pool go to www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brockhampton-estate

Parking:
There is parking  just off the A44, signposted to The Live and Let Live Pub on Bringsty Common. This small car park is off the road at SO698550.  Also parking in lay-by, opposite side of A44 from the above car park, at SO697550.

The pond and shelter are approximately 3/4 mile from the car park areas.  Walk across road (if on Car park pub side A44 ) & continue following track down hill toward Brockhampton woodland.  Will eventually go through a steel gate at bottom of Bringsty Common  descending into a  grazing field,  follow  this track downhill through field.  (Please note there are usually cattle in this field.) There is a stock gate for a track, located along the stone wall on the edge of the Brockhampton Estate woodland, and this track leads through the woodland to the Grove Pool and Shelter.  Pool location SO694555

Will have HART members  directing on the route.

It is recommended people park in the car park or lay by but please do not block the entrance and track on to the common as locals need this access to houses.

Bring a picnic and drinks.

Wear suitable clothing for exploring near water (wellies).  It is however  forecast to be hot and sunny so  be prepared  for strong sun with sun block, hat and cold drinks.  It is fairly shaded within the pool woodland setting and there is also a spacious wooden shelter with benches and tables to get out of the heat.

Children must be accompanied with parents or guardians.