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We visit the hidden gem Bristol nature reserve with an ancient farm, beautiful lagoon and a pub

It’s tucked away in Brislington close to the River Avon

Located in Brislington, 65-acre Eastwood Farm was a traditional farm until 1971 when it was bought by the Bristol City Council.

The site was used as a landfill site for domestic waste until 1978 but since composting rubbish releases methane, it was dangerous to build over the landfill, which meant that the site remained undeveloped.

After the closure of the landfill, Eastwood Farm was landscaped and trees were planted.In January 2008, Eastwood Farm was designated as a Local Nature Reserve.

It is a valuable haven for wildlife, and many different plants, birds and animals can be found in the woodland, water meadows and other areas of Eastwood Farm including foxes, frogs, newts, herons, dragonflies and swans.

Eastwood Farm is managed by the Bristol City Council alongside the Friends of Eastwood Farm, a local group that aims to strike a balance between enabling visitors to get close to nature and enabling nature to take its course.

Here are 18 photos from our visit to Eastwood Farm:

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