Eastwood Farm
Local Nature Reserve

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Litter Pick Sunday 10th April 10am - Meet by the Play Area

| Leaflet funded by Wild City Project | written by Ruth Coleman | design by Inkwood Design |

| Pick up a copy at Beese's Riverside Bar & Tea Gardens |

Welcome from the Friends of Eastwood Farm

Friends of Eastwood Farm
FRIENDS OF EASTWOOD FARM

www.bristol.gov.uk/eastwoodfarm

Eastwood Farm Local Nature Reserve is a little known wildlife haven by the side of the River Avon in Brislington, Bristol.

The site has water meadows and woodland that give the feeling of being in the countryside even though your are still within the city boundaries.

Friends of Eastwood Farm are a small group of local residents who have been working with Bristol City Council over the last few years to improve the management of the Nature Reserve. We have organised some events and helped with school visits. We are aiming to relaunch the group early in 2016 and would welcome the involvement of any local residents who would like to help look after this special site.

We are keen to see the children's play area adjacent to Eastwood Road improved and are working with local residents and the Council to help achieve this. The Nature Reserve, play area and the adjacent Beese's Bar & Tea Garden together have the potential to provide a facility that everyone in Brislington can enjoy and be proud to have in their area.

Email to be added to our mailing list and we will send you details of next year's relaunch when the details are finalised.

Eastwood Farm is owned by Bristol City Council and managed by Bristol Parks, it was designated as a Local Nature Reserve in January 2008. Formerly farmland, part of the site was used for landfill in the 1970s and there was a plan to build a road acoss it.

Now it is a beautiful open space enjoyed by people and wildlife.

Take a walk along the watermeadows and you could see swans, kingfishers, coots, buzzards, squirrels, herons, mallards, moorhens, and many more.

The links below will tell you more about the site but it would be far better to pay us a visit!

Interactive Map on the Council Website >>

Read about the Friends of Eastwood Farm Logo >>

 

Walking - there is access to Eastwood Farm LNR from Eastwood Road, Wyndham Crescent and Whitmore Avenue or you can catch the ferry across the river from the River Avon Trail at Conham when Beese's is open and access the site from the car parking area up the steps from their garden. Lunch at Beese's, a walk around Eastwood Farm and then a cream tea before heading home makes a great day out.

Cycling - you can access Eastwood Farm by bike via any of the entrances described above, there are no surfaced paths - if you choose to cycle around the reserve please give priority to pedestrians. Cycles can be brought across on the Beese's ferry or secured near the shelter on the Conham side of the river.

By bus - the entrance to Eastwood Farm from Whitmore Avenue is near the last stop on the number 1 bus route from the City Centre to Broomhill.

By car - car parking is available on local roads or in the car park down at the bottom of the track to Beese's off Wyndham Crescent. Unfortunately due to changes in the way Bristol City Council manage the site it is no longer possible to access the site by car via the track from Whitmore Avenue - we are working with Bristol Parks to get this reopened in the future. The original Eastwood Farm building is privately owned and there is no vehicle access to the site via their driveway. You can also park at Conham and catch the ferry (see 'walking' above).


Learn more about Eastwood Farm...

Bristol Parks - Eastwood Farm Page >>

Explore the Avon Valley on the Friends of Troopers Hill website >>

Brislington Community Partnership website >>

Beese's Bar & Tea Gardens >>
(Beese's is next to Eastwood Farm and they are strong supporters of our group)


Download Eastwood Farm Leaflet produced in the 1980s >>

Past events:

Wild Wednesdays & Dog Show 2014 >>

Wild Wednesdays & Dog Show 2013 >>

Photos of Wildlife Walk Sunday 27th May 2012 >>

School Visit Tue 24th Jan 2012 >>

Photos of Family Discovery Day 24th July 2011 >>

Nature in the City Project 2006 - 2008 >>
(this includes photos of past events on Eastwood Farm)


2014 ECOLOGICAL SURVEY

A series of ecological surveys of Eastwood Farm Local Nature Reserve (LNR) was carried out in autumn 2014, with the intention of informing future management of the site. The aim was to identify habitats and other features of particular ecological value and in particular to highlight those with specific management needs.

Download the Survey here >>

Download 2009 Fungi Foray Report >>

Eastwood Farm LNR Interpretation Board

This is an image of the interpretation board in Eastwood Farm LNR.
The board was designed by Clare Challice of dandi creative design and the wildlife illustrations were drawn by Abi Stubbs.

Friends of Eastwood Farm Response to AGSP Consultation (pdf)

Julian's photos taken at Eastwood Farm LNR 2009 >>

Julian's 2010 photos >>

Enjoying Eastwood Farm LNR May 2010 >>


Friends of Eastwood Farm
Website produced by the Friends of Eastwood Farm

www.eastwoodfarm.org.uk
 
Friends of Eastwood Farm is a member of the Bristol Parks Forum.