One of the most wildlife-rich woodlands in Avon. Great for woodland birds, bluebells and wildflowers.

Location

Unnamed Road, Portishead, Bristol BS20 8PW, UK
Portishead
A static map of Weston Big Wood

Know before you go

Size
69 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Paths can be steep and muddy, with some steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Access

Public footpaths allow access throughout the reserve. Access is through kissing gate, and steps. Main access to paths is uphill. Paths can be steep and muddy, with some steps. Not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July, September to November

About the reserve

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.  Special sculpted waymarks have been installed around the wood.  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.

Contact us

Avon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0117 9177270

Environmental designation

Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)