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A nature reserve of former farmland on the edge of Bristol with meadows, hedgerows, ponds and woodland.


  • Opening hours: open at all times
  • Admission is free.
  • No public toilet facilities. The nearest toilets are at Brislington park and ride and Tesco.
  • Parking
  • Tarmac paths provide access for wheelchairs and there are cycle paths across the nature reserve.

How do I get there

The site is in Stockwood, south east Bristol. The two main access points are beside Brislington School at Hungerford Gardens and The Coots, Stockwood. Alternative entrances include Whittock Road, Stockwood Road and Holsom Close.

Stockwood Nature Reserve, Hungerford Gardens, Stockwood, BS14 8XX

Google map of Stockwood nature reserve

Community support

The Avon Wildlife Trust has an active volunteer group who gets involved with the maintenance of the site.


Once part of a working farm, Stockwood Open Space fell into disuse with the expansion of south east Bristol and the construction of the housing estates at Stockwood. It was bought by the council who turned it into a public open space. Avon Wildlife Trust took over management in 1981 and it is now jointly managed by the council and the Trust.


Site of Nature Conservation Interest