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Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve

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“the barren and quarried hill, with its yellow spots of broom, and its purple shade of heath”
(Elisabeth Emra 1830)

Latest Newsletter “The Hill”

2006 Events Programme

Nick's Nature Notes

We want to hear from you!

How to Get to Troopers Hill

Site Plan (Adobe pdf)

Google Local Aerial View & Map

2006 photographs now added to our Photo Survey.

Avon Valley Walk
Sun 3rd Sept 10.30am

Quiz Night
Sorry, the quiz night
has been postponed.

Next Meeting
Thur 21st Sept 2006, 7.15pm
Wesley Memorial Church Hall

Next Work Party
Sat 7th October
10am to noon

Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve:

Troopers Hill is a haven for wildlife in east Bristol only 3 miles from the City Centre.
An introduction to the reserve and some photographs are included on this website. There are also pages giving details about the hill's history and wildlife. A more detailed description can be found in the Action Plan which is available for download as a pdf file.

For details of other Local Nature Reserves and wildlife spaces in Bristol and the surrounding area see our Nature in the City page.

Click here to read a poem about Troopers Hill

The Friends of Troopers Hill aim to:

- Provide a friendly community focus for people who care about Troopers Hill.
- Carry out practical conservation work to help look after Troopers Hill.
- Organise public events such as walks and talks.
- Work with Bristol Parks to make sure Troopers Hill is well looked after.
We hold work parties on the 1st Saturday of each month, 10am to mid-day. Meet at the corner of Greendown and Troopers Hill Road. New volunteers are always welcome.
Explore this website for further details and photos of our events and work parties. Our Newsletters will keep you up to date with all the latest information and you can view some clips from our video project. Details of our plans for managing the site in partnership with Bristol Parks are included in our Action Plan.
Bristol Views

The Friends of Troopers Hill have recently received news of the award of £2,910 from YANSEC

This money will fund a path to provide wheelchair access from Troopers Hill Field to the chimney at the top of the hill and and also paid for three new benches made at workshops on the hill by the Friends of Troopers Hill and the Groundforce Project.
Awards for AllMore information about this and other grants and donations that we have received, including over £3,000 of Lottery money through Awards for All in 2004, are available on our Friends' Funds page. Our Friends' Friends page includes details of local organisations who have worked with the Friends of Troopers Hill.
If you have any comments on the management of Troopers Hill, any suggestions for future events or would like to find out more about the group please complete our 2006 Survey, send an email to or come along to one of our events or meetings, you can be sure of a friendly welcome. Some of our own ideas can be seen on our Friends' Ideas page. You can also join in with the chat on our Friends' Discussion Forum.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive our Newsletter, which is produced every two months, please send your name and address to or give your details when you complete our 2006 Survey. To save costs we prefer to use email, but we are also happy to deliver printed copies.

The Friends of Troopers Hill does not charge membership fees and does not have a formal membership. Our meetings and events are open to everyone with an interest in Troopers Hill or its surroundings. A copy of the Friends of Troopers Hill Constitution (as revised at the 2005 AGM) can be downloaded here: Constitution in Word or Constitution in pdf.
Troopers Hill Local Nature Reserve is owned by Bristol City Council and managed by Bristol Parks. The Friends of Troopers Hill work in partnership with Bristol Parks through Sally Oldfield, Local Nature Reserves Officer, and Caroline Hollies, Community Parks Manager who is assisted by Claire Adams.
Funding for the post of Local Nature Reserve Officer is provided through the Bristol Wildspace Project by English Nature and the Big Lottery Fund. The Bristol Wildspace Project started in 2002 and is due to end in summer 2006. During this time Troopers Hill and other wildlife sites in Bristol have benefited from a raised profile and from Sally's enthusiastic contribution to their management and development.

Bristol Parks have now secured funding for an exciting new project under the heading of Nature in the City. The Friends of Troopers Hill look forward to working with Bristol Parks as part of this new project.
27 Feb 2004
Friends of Troopers Hill
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