Avon Wildlife Trust
Weston Big Wood is one of the most wildlife-rich woodlands in the area. Evidence of man's historical activities also can be found within the wood.
In springtime the ground is covered with wood anemones, violets and masses of bluebells. The wood is very good for birds, including woodpecker, nuthatch and tawny owl. Southern and western areas of the wood were quarried away during the 19th and 20th centuries. The Trust's purchase of the wood in 1997 was partly to safeguard the wood from future quarrying.
Special sculpted waymarks have been installed around the wood.
The reserve was purchased in 2000 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Countryside Agency (now natural England), and donations from members and local people.
Species and habitats