We visit the beautiful Bristol nature reserve with ancient woodland, wildflower meadows and river walks

It's a haven for wildlife and includes a pond and sculptures

Located in north Bristol close to Southmead and Henleaze, Badock’s Wood Local Nature Reserve’s woodland is at least 400 years old.

Local industrialist and landowner Sir Stanley Badock gave part of his Holmwood estate to Bristol Corporation in 1937 so that the citizens of Bristol could enjoy the Woods as a public open space and included specifically the exclusion of buildings being erected on the gifted land.

Badock’s Wood is a haven for wildlife and includes a pond and wildflower meadows as well as an ancient woodland and the River Trym flows through the valley floor.

Beautiful wood carvings made by the chainsaw sculptor Andy O'Neill are scattered around the nature reserve.

The nature reserve is owned and maintained by Bristol Parks with support from the Friends of Badock’s Wood.

Here are 32 images from our visit to Badock's Wood:

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