Post Meeting Tour

We are pleased to offer this post meeting tour to enhance your stay in Bristol.

Credit: National Trust

Date: Wednesday 4 March

Leigh Woods

Getting there: 26 minute bus ride from outside We The Curious
Cost: £10 per person – This includes a tour from the park ranger. Don’t forget to bring a packed lunch!

With spectacular views across Bristol and the surrounding landscape, ancient and veteran trees, and an abundance of wildlife, Leigh Woods is the perfect place to stretch your legs.

The southern part of Leigh Woods was formerly wood pasture and is home to a large number of veteran trees, mainly oak pollards. This area was historically part of the Ashton Court Estate, a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), to the west. These two sites have one of the largest populations of veteran trees in the South West. Leigh Woods has a range of walks, including an easy 1 mile walk, taking around 30-40 minutes.

Conservation grazing
Part of the site is home to a small group of North Devon cattle during the growing season. These cattle are very docile and their grazing helps restore more open conditions around Stokeleigh Camp and the veteran trees. The cows leave Leigh Woods and return to their farm in Somerset during the winter. They return every March to continue their valuable work.