streamside wildlife and a sculpture trail
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.
to look out for
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.
Download our Public letter re Willsbridge Mill
Wheelchair access via Willsbridge Hill
to most of valley.
Ways into Wildlife
detailed walk for this reserve here (PDF).
The story of Willsbridge Mill
Find out more about the history of
Willsbridge Mil here
||View a location map of the
reserve on the National
Cycle Network website.
||Go to www.traveline.org.uk
Travel to Longwell Green and continue on the A431 towards Bath. There is limited parking by the Mill buildings, therefore we ask visitors to use the visitor car park. The Visitor car park is signposted from the A431 and is located on Long Beach Road. Access to the reserve and buildings is along a signposted footpath.
For disabled parking, please follow signs from Willsbridge Hill, and park in the designated spaces.
Download directions here.