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Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock

Bennett’s Patch and White's Paddock Reserve in the Avon Gorge was created as part of celebrations marking Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015. 

 

Join us to celebrate Bennett's Patch and White's Paddock 1st birthday on Sunday 24 April 2016! We welcome you to come and enjoy music, nature walks and family fun and games. You’ll be able to admire the magnificent ‘Bristol Whales’ art installation and of course there will be cake.

 

Wildlife

The Avon Gorge is an essential wildlife corridor for foraging species including several species of bat, and is home to badgers, hedgehogs, slow worms and some truly unique plant species. We transformed the 12-acre neglected former sports facility into a wildlife haven, planting wildflower meadows, over 4000 trees to create a native woodland and three wildlife ponds.

 

In the last year alone, we have spotted:

42 different species of birds 

22 species of butterflies 

118 species of flowering plants & 29 trees and shrubs 

 

 

Inspired by our work? Join us as a member to protect our region's beautiful wild places and add your voice to our growing 17,500 strong membership, from as little as £2.50 a month.

 

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Meadow, Ponds, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Justin's Meadow at Ashton Court
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Pill Paddock
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Brandon Hill Nature Reserve
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Sneyd Park, Portway, Bristol. Pedestrian access to the site is available at all times from the Portway and through Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve (via Bramble Drive or Glen Avon park) and Bishops Knoll Wood (off Bramble Lane). If you are coming by car on a non-event day, please park on Bramble Drive, Glen Avon Park. PLEASE NOTE THE CAR PARK IS OPEN ON PUBLICISED EVENT DAYS ONLY.
Bristol
Avon
Map reference
ST 55168 75172
Great for...
birdwatching
historical interest
Best time to visit
Mar - Oct
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Opening Times
Pedestrian access at all times. Access to car park, cafe and facilities during publicised event days only. Please check our event listings for dates: www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/whats-on
Size
4.85 hectares
Access
Yes

An Access for All trail runs through the site. Pedestrian access to the site is available at all times from the Portway; through Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve (via Bramble Drive or Glen Avon park) and through Bishops Knoll Wood (off Bramble Lane).
Walking information
Dogs must be kept under control due to the recent planting of seeds and trees across the site. Public footpaths access the whole reserve. Some pathways are on hillsides and can be muddy when wet. Access for all trails allow access for wheelchairs and pushchairs. There are a variety of walking options avaliable within grassland and woodland. Pedestrian access to the site is available at all times from the Portway; through Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve (via Bramble Drive or Glen Avon park) and through Bishops Knoll Wood (off Bramble Lane). If you are coming by car on a non-event day, please park on Bramble Drive, Glen Avon Park.
Dogs
Dogs under effective control
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0117 917 7270
mail@avonwildlifetrust.org.uk