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Coombe Brook Valley

Hidden away in the middle of a housing estate; a small wooded dingle sheltering a stream

On either side of the stream are small wooded areas of hazel, oak and sycamore trees. Most of the reserve is mature scrub of hawthorn and elder, which provides an important home for birds such as wren, greenfinch and spotted flycatcher. Many butterflies can also be seen here in the more open areas of scrub and grassland, including small tortoiseshell, peacock and speckled wood. Foxes are also known to frequent the valley.

Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Royate Hill
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Willsbridge Valley
3 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Brandon Hill Nature Reserve
4 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Located in Fishponds, off Whitefield Road
Map reference
ST 631 748
Best time to visit
Mar - Aug
Sep - Nov
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2.11 hectares

Sloped grassed areas. Difficult access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Walking information
Difficult access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Park in Moorlands Road
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0117 917 7270
Avon Wildlife Trust