Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve, near Yate and Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire.

The Nature Reserve is run by the Wapley Bushes Conservation Group, a small group of volunteers.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022


Sorry for the short notice, but we were not allowed to post info about the river clean up this Saturday until after the Queen's funeral. 

Please come and join other local volunteers for a River Frome clean up on Sat 24th, meet 10.00 am at the Templar Road bridge over the river. We will be clearing litter, and removing weeds. There will be a short training session from 9.30 am that you are welcome to attend.

You can just turn up - or, to make sure we have enough kit, it is great if you sign up, at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/world-rivers-day-bristol-frome-clean-yate-tickets-421412986587 

This is jointly hosted by Bristol Avon Rivers Trust and Yate Town Council. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Work Morning 18 September - Stream cleared - orchard doing well


Five of us had a very effective work session on Sunday morning (we were probably down on numbers because it was the Bank Holiday weekend due to the Queen's funeral)

We cleared the leaf mould out of the stream bed down through the woods, to stop it flooding. The stream bed was really dry and cracked, so any rainwater will be absorbed straight into the ground for now. There's a section that is badly overgrown, so we'll have to get some help in to deal with that.

The apple trees in the Orchard have fruited well this year, but most of them have been picked already (not that we're complaining - that's what they are there for! And since you ask, yes they are tasty...)

The next Wapley events will be as follows:

Wed 19 Oct 7.30 pm
Barn Owl talk at St Nix, Abbotswood by Ian McGuire

Wed 26 Oct 7.00 pm
Owl Prowl at Wapley by Ian McGuire

Sun 27 Nov 10.00 am
Wapley tree planting morning

More details will follow in due course.

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Wapley Bushes work morning - Sunday 18 September at 10 am

Come and join in with the volunteers of Wapley Bushes Conservation Group on this volunteer work morning. 
We'll be digging out the bed of the stream down through the woods, so that it won't flood when we get heavy rain.
We’ll also be doing litter collection and a general tidy-up, so there will something for everyone. 
Please wear walking or wellington boots and bring gloves if you have them. Meet at the Shire Way entrance to the woodland, south Yate, BS37 8US.

Thursday, September 08, 2022

Wapley walk events cancelled

In the light of the sad death of Her Majesty the Queen, the following walk events are now cancelled and will be rescheduled as memorial events at a later date:

Sun 11 Sep 2 pm
Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Orchard and Common CANCELLED

Sat 24 Sep 2 pm
Dodington Parish Council Jubilee Walk – Meadows and Woods CANCELLED


The volunteer work morning on Sun 18 Sep at 10 am will still go ahead, details to follow.