Avon Wildlife Trust
An oasis of wildlife amongst modern housing estates
Willsbridge Valley on the edge of Bristol is an oasis of wildlife amongst modern housing estates.
The valley was once the site of milling, quarrying and a coal dramway. The valley contains many habitats. The woodlands are at their best in spring, full of bluebells, red campion and the sounds of birdsong. The ponds are important homes for frogs, toads and dragonflies, and dippers and kingfishers may be seen on the stream.
Foxes and badgers also live in the valley and noctule and greater horseshoe bats feed on the many insects in the valley. You can learn about the history of the valley by following the heritage sculpture trail. The wildlife garden is an inspiration, with excellent examples of how you can make your garden a better home for wildlife.
Please see Avon Wildlife Trust's Publications page for a public letter regarding Willsbridge Mill buildings, dated May 2014.
Species and habitats