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


Planning meeting for Wapley Bushes – please come and get involved!

Wapley Bushes Conservation Group will be meeting on Zoom at 7 pm on Monday 14 June to plan project work to the end of the year and beyond. 

We would very much like to see our volunteers there – it would be an opportunity to find out what we’ve been doing despite COVID, and to decide on priorities for the near future. There will be a quick AGM, then the detailed committee meeting to do the planning. 

You are all welcome to both meetings. If you would like to attend or to find out more, please email us on paul.hulbert@gmail.com and we’ll send you the details of the Zoom meeting and the agenda papers. 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Ash Dieback Disease tree surgery

Major tree surgery works were carried out last winter to deal with Ash Dieback Disease. The Centenary Wood area is still closed off until our contractors can get machinery in to remove the stumps and get rid of the deep ruts. This is planned to take place in September. We will then move on to major replanting. 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