Leigh Woods

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

Leigh Woods

Things to see and do

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

Owls, Bats and Bird Calls

Wed 30 Aug 2017
Join wildlife expert Ed Drewitt as we explore the woods by night.

Family Woodland Survival Day

Thu 31 Aug 2017
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.

Owls, Bats and Bird Calls

Sat 02 Sep 2017
Join wildlife expert Ed Drewitt as we explore the woods by night.

The boy who grew wings - Whispering Woods

Fri 08 Sep 2017
Whispering Woods award wining show "The Boy Who Grew Wings" will be with us in Leigh Woods this Autumn. Journey with them for a magical adventure among the trees combining aerial acrobatics, storytelling and live music. Suitable for all ages.

Veteran tree walk

Sun 10 Sep 2017
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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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.