woodland walks and wild garlic
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. To find out more take
to look out for
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.
Select the 'quarry' on the virtual tour to learn more.
Special sculpted waymarks have been
installed around the wood and provide the basis for
a worksheet supported educational visit.. Select the
'waymarks' on the virtual tour to learn more.
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.
A guide to the reserve, educational
worksheets and details of the woodland status and management
are available as downloadable
||View a location map of the
reserve on the National
Cycle Network website.
||Go to www.traveline.org.uk
Travel to the B3124 between Clevedon and Portishead. Turn onto Valley Road (signposted for the Avon Police Headquarters). Drive up the road and around the bend from the recycling centre there is parking in a layby on the left . The Valley Road entrance to the woods is opposite (Grid Ref ST 452 750).
Further entrances to the woods can be found off the B3124 at Black Rock Villas, at Underwood Road, and off The Downs (see map).