Avon Wildlife Trust
This expanse of old farmland on the edge of Bristol is a fascinating blend of old meadows, thick hedges and woodlands, with panoramic views of south Bristol
Most of the reserve is old grassland and unploughed meadows with cowslip, dyer's greenweed and bird's-foot trefoil providing splashes of yellow here in summer. Numerous butterflies include meadow brown, marbled white and large skipper.
The wood (known in early records as as Ilsyngrove) is very old and the home of bluebell, yellow archangel and the rare Bath asparagus. The thick hedges are full of birds and are ideal for many nesting warblers such as whitethroats. Two farm ponds are homes for frogs, toads and newts.
Stockwood Open Space is owned by Bristol City Council and managed in partnership with the Trust. The site is a Local Nature Reserve.