Callington Road

Overview

  • Green area for walking and enjoying the wildlife, wildflowers and dew pond.
  • Opening hours: Open at all times
  • Admission is free.
  • Parking is available at adjacent roads.
  • No public toilets. The nearest public toilet is at Tesco (Callington Road).
  • Access from Callington Road is suitable for wheelchairs. Access from Imperial Walk is via a steep set of steps.
  • Dogs must be kept on leads on the upper slopes which are designated a quiet refuge for breeding roe deer and other wildlife.

Callington Road Nature Journal (pdf, 12.1 MB) (opens new window)

How do I get there

Located in Brislington, south Bristol on the boundary. Main access is from Callington Road close to where it joins the A37 Wells Road. Access is also available from Imperial Walk (BS14).

Address
Callington Road Nature Reserve, Callington Road, BS4

Map
Google map of Callington Road Nature Reserve

Community support

Friends of Callington Road Nature Reserve is a group of local residents involved with the management of the nature reserve. The group meets two to three times a year.
Further information:
Andrea Warnes andreajchant@hotmail.co.uk
Jon Allen allenjon@btconnect.com 

History

Established by the council and designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2009.

The site was part of a large area of surplus allotment land part of which was sold for the development of a new hospital in 2003. The hospital developer provided funds as a condition of their planning approval to establish the site as a nature reserve which included the construction of new entrances, footpaths, fences and the dewpond, the undertaking of habitat management works and new native tree and shrub planting.

The adjacent field area was purchased by the council from a private landowner to add to the new nature reserve.

Awards

Site of Nature Conservation Interest.

Contact information

Parks and Open Spaces

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 9am until 4pm

Email: bristolparks@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 922 3719