Troopers Hill in St George, East Bristol, was purchased by Bristol City Council on 14th September 1956. It was declared as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) on 22nd June 1995 (click for copy of public notice) in recognition of the wide range of wildlife present on the hill and its importance as a unique habitat in the Bristol area due to the presence of acidic soils.
The central grid reference is: ST 628 731 - Latitude: 51:27:20 North - Longitude: 2:32:12 West.
Troopers Hill is a hillside overlooking the River Avon that has been quarried and mined in the past. The hill contains a fascinating mix of history, wild plants and animals. With heather and broom, rocky crags, spoil heaps and gullies,stunning views and two listed chimneys, Troopers Hill is one of the most spectacular wildlife spots in the city.