Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock Nature Reserve in the Avon Gorge has been created as part of celebrations marking Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in 2015. The 12-acre former sports ground has now been turned into a meadow which provides lots of opportunities for nature and wildlife to thrive.
A recognisable sight for many Bristolians are the wicker whales, an art installation for Bristol’s European Green Capital to raise awareness of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans. They are now sitting happily in the nature reserve and are clear for everyone to see traveling down the A4 Portway.
Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock Nature Reserve is managed by the Avon Wildlife Trusts.
Unfortunately, there’s no direct parking for the reserve. You can enter the nature reserve by walking through Bishops Knoll (nearest parking is on Bramble Drive BS9 1RE) or Old Sneed Park Nature Reserve (park at Glenavon Park BS9 1RW).
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