Meadow Brown butterfly

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

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


Wapley Bushes Autumn Events programme

We’ve got something for everyone planned between now and the end of the year, so please put these dates in your diaries:

Sun 21 November 10.00 am – Volunteer work morning starting at Shire Way gate – Clearing stream, general tidy-up, showing volunteers what has been happening re ash dieback etc

Wed 1 December 7.30 pm – Red Kites talk and slide show at St Nicholas Family Centre, Abbotswood. Ian McGuire’s talks and photography are always fascinating

Sat 4 December 10.00 am – Volunteer work morning from Shire Way gate, planting 30 or so trees to replace the big trees worked cut back in the Ancient Woodland last winter due to ash dieback

We’ll put more details on the Wapley Bushes Events Page as time goes on.

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.

Summer Strolls – thank you!

A big thank you to everyone who came on our three guided walks in July and September – you can check out our blog to find out what happened on our events for Bees Needs Week, Love Parks Week and Sustainable September.

Ash Dieback Disease tree surgery

Major tree surgery works were carried out last winter to deal with Ash Dieback Disease. The contractors have recently returned to the Centenary Wood area to remove the stumps and get rid of the deep ruts. They will be doing some more tree surgery on a dozen infected trees plus some tidying up during October and early November. We will be starting major replanting from December onwards. Please check out our Ash Dieback Disease page.

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.

Telephone contacts

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