Badock’s Wood is a hidden haven in a busy city. In the centre of the woods, the River Trym flows through the valley floor and meanders through ancient trees – some which were planted up to 400 years ago. Along the river are beautiful wood tree carvings by the chainsaw sculptor Andy O’Neill, showing a range of local wildlife such as a hedgehog, a mouse, and a tawny owl.
Walking out of the woods are beautiful wild flower meadows. Wildlife is flourishing as a result of being reseeded with native grasses and wild flowers in 2005 and 2007. These meadows are perfect for the pooches to run around and explore the smells, just beware of ticks in the long grass in summer!
This Local Nature Reserve is owned and maintained by Bristol Parks. The Friends of Badock’s Wood and Bristol Parks work closely together to protect, maintain and conserve the Woods.
A few hours can easily be spent here, discovering the sculpture trail as well as exploring the meadows.
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