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

Three day Hedgelaying course

Sun 18 Feb 2018
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
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!

Easter Egg Trail

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Once again the Cadbury Bunny has hidden precious choccy eggs across Britain. Follow our trail around the woods, learn about the animals and plants that live here and win a Cadbury chocolate prize.

Veteran tree walk

Sun 22 Apr 2018
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.

Wildflower walk

Sat 16 Jun 2018
Join our ranger Janine Connor for a walk in Leigh Woods, discovering the wildflowers which grow here and their medicinal properties.

Nature walk with our Lead Ranger

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Join our Lead Ranger Carole for a guided tour of Leigh Woods. Discover why Leigh Woods is so special and what the team are doing to look after it. A real treat for nature lovers.
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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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School children learning about Iron Age life

Leigh Woods school sessions 

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