city wildflower meadows and woodlands
The Trust pioneered urban conservation
in Bristol in 1980, by turning an area of Brandon Hill
Park into a haven for wildlife in the heart of the city.
to look out for
The wildflower meadow is full of
cowslips in spring but is at its best in midsummer, when
ox-eye daisies, yellow rattle and knapweed add a fine
splash of colour. A pond provides a breeding site for
frogs, toads and smooth newts. Along the attractive
woodland walk, birds such as jay, bullfinch and blackcap
may be seen.
The top of Brandon Hill commands
a fine view of the city towards the River Avon. The
river takes a sharp bend to the north to flow through
the Avon Gorge.
Brandon Hill is owned by Bristol City
Council and managed by agreement.
Located in the centre of Bristol,
in the south-west corner of Brandon Hill Park overlooking
Jacobs Wells Road. Access for wheelchairs
from Great George Street and Berkeley Square only.
||View a location map of the
reserve on the National
Cycle Network website.
||Go to www.traveline.org.uk
The nearest parking is the West End Car Park or metered spaces on Great George Street, Berkeley Square or Jacobs Wells Road. The park can be accessed from a number of entrances, and the Trust manages the section as shown by the interpretation boards in the park.