On 22nd July 2003, Sally Oldfield, then Local Nature Reserves Officer for Bristol Parks, organised a nature walk led by Ecologist Rupert Higgins. It was this walk that first highlighted to many local residents the importance of Troopers Hill for wildlife and led to the formal establishment of Friends of Troopers Hill in December 2003.
We had planned to hold a picnic on the Hill to celebrate 20 years since the walk, but the weather did not cooperate. Instead some of those we had invited gathered for a walk in a short break in the rain to reminisce on those 20 years.
We were particularly pleased to welcome Sally and Rupert as well as Richard Fletcher, now Head of Parks for Bristol City Council.
Three photos from 2003 are included in this set.