Hengrove Mounds is a hidden gem near to the popular Hengrove Playpark. Continue round the path and you’ll discover a wildlife haven that has developed over old landfill site. The raised doughnut shape of the mounds provides a circular walk amongst wildflowers and scrub that provides habitat for many butterflies, bees and insects. Hawkfield meadow is a valuable patch of remnant countryside home to rare bees and many butterflies.
Location: The two sites are located in Bristol’s southern suburbs and are classed as Sites of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI). The Mounds are bordered by a cinema complex, Hengrove Park Leisure Centre, Hengrove Way and Whitchurch Lane. Hawkfield lies to the south of Whitchurch Lane, and is bordered by a road, a business park, housing and playing fields.