We visit the hidden Bristol wildlife haven with woodland, bridges and waterfalls

The peaceful nature reserve is next to what used to be the Wills cigarette factory

The entrance to Crox Bottom on Hartcliffe Way is a welcome escape from the busy road.

The sounds of cars are replaced with birdsong and that of the Pigeonhouse Stream, which runs through the site in south Bristol.

The nature reserve, which connects Hartcliffe Way to Hengrove Way, is a peaceful walk with woodland, bridges and waterfalls.  

Ducks can often be seen swimming through the stream, with picnic benches for those who want to sit and take in the sights. 

Crox Bottom was part of the farmland that surrounded this area until much of it was developed for housing in the 1950s.        

The site was remodelled as part of the Wills cigarette factory and HQ that was built in the 1970s.   

The Wills factory and offices closed in 1989, later being turned into apartments as part of the Lakeshore development.

Here are 16 photos of Crox Bottom: 

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