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Arnos Vale Cemetry
Work Arnos Vale Cemetery Bath Road Bristol BS4 3EW
Work Phone: 0117 971 9117 Website:

Arnos Vale – A place to remember

Arnos Vale Cemetery is a unique location that is now in the care of the Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, a UK registered charity, so that it can be enjoyed now and saved for future generations, as:


Arnos Vale Cemetery Building A place of heritage
containing many listed buildings and monuments of regional, national and international importance.A place of tranquillity
a 45 acre haven of peace and quiet in an otherwise busy part of a bustling city.
Arnos Vale Cemetery Visitor A place filled with stories
a city within a city, inhabited by memorials to Bristolians of all classes, and others who found themselves in the city by accident or design.A place to return to
because there is so much to see and do and such seasonal variety that one visit to Arnos Vale Cemetery will never be enough.
Arnos Vale Cemetery monument
A place for wildlife
where many fascinating wild plants and creatures thrive, adding to the enjoyment and interest of visitors and providing wildlife with an essential green corridor that helps an abundance of species to survive in the city.A place of respect
where more than 300,000 people are buried or remembered, from much-loved members of ordinary Bristol families to those who changed their world or sacrificed their lives in war.
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Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project was set up to protect the outstanding wildlife interest of the Avon Gorge and Downs and to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of this site for people and wildlife.

Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project

In 1999 the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project was launched to take action to protect the outstanding wildlife interest of the Bristol side of the Gorge and Downs and to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of this site for people and wildlife. The Project is a partnership of Bristol City CouncilBristol Zoo GardensNatural England (formally English Nature)Society of Merchant VenturersUniversity of Bristol and the Downs Committee. Representatives from these organisations sit on a steering group that guides the work of the Project

Working more closely with the National Trust

The National Trust own and manage part of Leigh Woods. In 2003 the National Trust joined the Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project steering group.

What do we do?

We have three areas to our work:

  • Wildlife surveying and monitoring
  • Habitat management work
  • Education

Wildlife Surveying & Monitoring
This work is carried out by local ecologists, often using climbing techniques to access certain areas of the Gorge.

Habitat Management Work

We are working to protect the species-rich grassland areas in the Gorge by controlling the scrub and non-native plants.

The meadow areas on the Downs are also left un-mown during the spring and summer to allow the plants in these areas to flower and set seed.


We provide opportunities for everyone to discover more about and enjoy the wildlife and the landscape of the Avon Gorge, Leigh Woods and Downs. As part of this aim we run a very popular programme of walks, talks, courses, family events and children’s holiday activities. We also run education sessions for school and higher education groups. There are also fun discovery sessions available for play schemes groups.

For people who want to explore the Bristol side of the Gorge and the Downs at their own pace there’s a colourful leaflet calledDiscover the wildlife of the Avon Gorge & Downs. There are a series of six interpretation panels at various points around the Downs. The Downs meadow trail and , Downs bird trail, Downs tree trail and Downs lichen trail leaflets are also available from the Downs tea room (now known as Cafe Retreat).

For those of you wishing to explore the delights of Leigh Woods there’s a leaflet called Welcome to Leigh Woods and a series of information panels placed at strategic points in the woods.

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Avon Wildlife Trust
Work 32 Jacobs Wells Road Bristol BS8 1DR
Work Phone: 0117 917 7270 Website:

…from wildflower meadows to ancient woodlands, from green city corridors to reclaimed wetlands, Avon Wildlife Trust is dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife. We’re supported by over 16,000 members and look after 35 nature reserves and two visitor centres – join us!

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Bumblebee Conservation Trust
Work Parkway House Business Centre Eastleigh Works Campbell Road Eastleigh Hampshire SO50 5AD

About us

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust was established because of serious concerns about the ‘plight of the bumblebee’. In the last 80 years our bumblebee populations have crashed. Two species have become nationally extinct and several others have declined dramatically.

Bumblebees are familiar and much-loved insects that pollinate our crops and wildflowers, so people are rightly worried. We have a vision for a different future in which our communities and countryside are rich in bumblebees and colourful flowers, supporting a diversity of wildlife and habitats for everyone to enjoy. A growing number of committed supporters are helping our small team of staff make a big difference. We have over 7,000 members and are growing fast.

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Friends of Troupers Hill
Friends of Troopers Hill aim to:- Provide a friendly community focus for people who care about Troopers Hill.
– Carry out practical conservation work to help look after Troopers Hill.
– Organise public events such as walks and talks.
– Work with Bristol Parks to make sure Troopers Hill is well looked after.

Friends of Troopers Hill do not charge membership fees. Anyone listed on the group’s mailing list is considered to be a member.

Our meetings are open to everyone with an interest in Troopers Hill or its surroundings. A copy of our constitution can be downloaded here: Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution.

Find us on Facebook or Twitter. We also have a discussion forum

St George Strollers – Walking for Health Hill Awards
Green Flag >>
It’s Your Neighbourhood >>

Friends’ Newsletter
The latest edition of “The Hill” >>

St George Neighbourhood Partnership

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Hedgehog Rescue
Contact: Yvonne Cox
Cell Phone: 07971 663009 Website:

Hedgehog Rescue is a voluntary group of individuals who care for sick, injured and orphaned hedgehogs, within our own homes in the South Gloucestershire., Bath, Somerset & Bristol.

Co-ordinated by Yvonne Cox, hedgehog carers look after the animals in their own homes, with many funding their own work. But some carers have so many hedgehogs to look after, they need financial support, so the money raised from talks, adoptions, donations and sales go to help the carers pay for food, cages and medications etc.


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The Northern Slopes Iniative

The Northern Slopes Initiative is a group of people seeking to maintain, conserve and enhance their local green open space in South Bristol, known and grouped collectively as the Northern Slopes, or the Slopes.

Originally set up to protect the areas from housing development, the Group has expanded its work to encourage others to join with them to work for the benefit of the people and communities that live around the Slopes; and to conserve and enhance the environment and features that make the Slopes what they are.

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Wild Owl
Contact: Ian McGuire
Cell Phone: 07770 684200 Website:

My name is Ian McGuire and I am a freelance wildlife conservationist with a particular specialisation in owls. I am based in Yate, South Gloucestershire, which is in North Bristol.

Through my school visits and community work I teach children and the wider public about wild British owls, how amazing they are and things we can do to help them. I also give advice about wildlife gardening and ways we can help to create and conserve wildlife habitats In 2013 I was ‘Highly Commended’ by Bristol Zoo as a Local Conservation Educator.

Leaving a management career in 2006 to form Wild Owl, I have given over 1000 talks to a wide variety of groups, clubs and schools all over the region and have established a reputation in wildlife circles as a knowledgeable and dedicated bird of prey conservationist who works hard to raise public awareness about these amazing birds and other wildlife.

In recent years I have specialised in teaching children about wild owls and how to help them and now have an increasing demand for my services in primary schools all over the South West.



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