Meadow Brown butterfly

Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve is just south of Yate, near Bristol, in the West of England.

Please click on the menu items above to find out about the Reserve, or read the latest diary entries from our blog wapley.blogspot.com


Dates for your diary

We’re having a bit of a break over the summer, but please put these dates in your diaries:

Sun 11 Sep 2 pm
Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Orchard and Common

Sun 18 Sep 10 am
Volunteer work morning – clearing the stream etc

Sat 24 Sep 2 pm
Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Meadows and Woods

Wed 19 Oct 7.30 pm
Barn Owl talk at St Nix, Abbotswood by Ian McGuire

Wed 26 Oct 7.00 pm
Owl Prowl at Wapley by Ian McGuire

More details will appear on the Wapley Bushes Events Page closer to the events.

Keep in touch!

You can use our Contact Us page to ask for your email address to be added to our local list, so that you find out about environment events at Wapley and other local wildlife sites.

Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve – a warm welcome

This area of woodlands and meadows is a haven for wildlife. Please enjoy the views and the peace and quiet. Visitors of all ages are welcome to explore the Reserve – look for secret places like the Lower Pond hidden in a copse, and the Dragon Tree on the Lower Path in the Ancient Woodland.

The Reserve is owned by Dodington Parish Council and managed in partnership with Wapley Bushes Conservation Group. The Reserve was set up in 1992.

Wapley Bushes Conservation Group holds regular workdays and always welcomes new volunteers – there is something for everyone, and it’s a very friendly group. The Conservation Group is affiliated to Avon Wildlife Trust, and can tell you about other local nature areas and volunteering opportunities.

Enjoy your visit and please come back soon.

Ash Dieback Disease tree surgery

Major tree surgery works were carried out over the last two winters to deal with Ash Dieback Disease. The contractors returned to the Centenary Wood area last autumn to remove the stumps and get rid of the deepest ruts. We’ve already done one replantong session, and by the end of the winter we shall have planted more than 130 new trees, with the same number to come next winter. Please check out our Ash Dieback Disease page.

Telephone contacts

Wapley Bushes Conservation Group
01454 315851 or 01454 313055
Dodington Parish Council
01454 866546