The Northern Slopes – our “best kept secret”

By the Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI)


Many people are not aware of the Northern Slopes – where they are and what they are good for.

With this in mind, the Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI), working with the Wild City project, Bristol City Council, Avon Wildlife Trust, Youth Moves and Springfield Allotments, have produced a Nature Diary with the aim of getting people out onto the Slopes.

The Diary gives people of all ages information about the Northern Slopes and the people and wildlife that use them – plus a range of activities that can be carried out throughout the year.

Bob Franks, Chair of the NSI, said: “Following on from the success of Wildfest 2013 – where we had over 1,000 people attend – the Diary really helps people get around the Slopes, find out about them, and more importantly get more enjoyment out of their visits. We want to hear what people think of the Diary.”

Copies of the Diary can be found online at or at various events around the Slopes.

Photo Caption: Pictured here are members of the NSI with copies of the Nature Diary. Photo supplied by Len Wyatt.