Leigh Woods

A wilderness of tranquility set against Brunel's famous suspension bridge

Ranger demonstrating fire lighting, on our woodland survival days.

What's on 

Whether it's joining one of our guided walks, enjoying some outdoor theatre, or indulging your inner wild child by trying some tree climbing or woodland survival skills, we have events to suit everybody.

Upcoming events

Fungi Foray

Sun 08 Oct 2017
10:30-13:00
Wander round the woods whilst foraging for fungi, learn to identify different types of fungi, with our two knowledgeable experts.

Family Woodland Survival Day

Thu 26 Oct 2017
10:30-15:00
A fun packed day of activities to enjoy in Leigh Woods, including fire lighting, cooking on an open fire and den building. This event is suitable for 5 - 16yr olds.

Walk with an Archeologist

Sat 11 Nov 2017
14:00-15:30
Discover the secrets of Stokeleigh Iron Age hill fort with National Trust Archaeologist Martin Papworth.

Three day Hedgelaying course

Sun 18 Feb 2018
10:00-15:30
Join organic Farmer Mike Amos at Lower Failand Farm and learn how to lay a hedge from start to finish on three consecutive Sundays. 18th, 25th February and 4th March .

Dawn Chorus Walk

Sat 17 Mar 2018
05:30-07:00
Take in the early morning air and discover the sounds of Spring with local Bird expert Ed Drewitt. You'll have to be an early bird to take part though!

Veteran tree walk

Sun 22 Apr 2018
10:00-12:00
A walk with our ranger Tor Stanfield, around Leigh Woods National Nature Reserve, discovering our wonderful veteran trees, what makes them so special and how we look after them.
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History

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Wildlife

Close up of Bristol Whitebeam

Wildlife in Leigh Woods 

Leigh Woods is a great place to discover wildlife.

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Our work

A National Trust ranger overseeing the measuring of the girth of a beech tree on the Tyntesfield estate

Conserving Bristol's ancient and veteran trees 

Thanks to a generous donation from S C Johnson, we are undertaking a project to conserve a collection of ancient and veteran trees across a number of Bristol sites.

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Learning

School children learning about Iron Age life

Leigh Woods school sessions 

Our experienced learning team run exciting, hands-on sessions for visiting school groups.