An old allotment transformed into a reserve by the local community, now an excellent spot for birds and butterflies.

Location

30 Cross Lanes, Pill, Bristol BS20 0JH, UK
Pill
A static map of Pill Paddock

Know before you go

Size
-44 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Fields are often very wet and there are no formal paths. No suitable access for pushchairs and wheelchairs

Access

The majority of the site is flat and allows easy access. From the A369, follow the main road through Eastern-in-Gordano and turn onto Cross Lanes. Approx. 200m on the right, opposite Rudleigh Road, take the public footpath to the paddock. The reserve is on the left after the iron gate. Parking is limited. No suitable access for pushchairs and wheelchairs

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

The site is surrounded by mature hedges which are good for birds and butterflies.

Local children planted a small woodland when the reserve was established, mainly oak and ash, and for variety, some poplar, elder, willow and field maple were added.

A wildflower meadow is also showing some signs of success - common spotted orchid has been found growing here. The meadow is cut for hay every summer.

The reserve is owned by Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council and leased to the Trust.

Contact us

Avon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0117 917 7270