Day of events on Northern Slopes during half term

Main picture: View of the Northern Slopes by David Sinden, NSI.

Image of the Northern Slopes this autumn courtesy of Len Wyatt, NSI.

A day of events for families and adults on the Northern Slopes during half term will give local people the chance to enjoy green space right on their doorstep.

Avon Wildlife Trust (AWT) has joined forces with the Northern Slopes Initiative (NSI) – a group of volunteers which maintains the Knowle West nature reserve – to offer free activities for all age groups on Friday 30 October.

The event is to looking to provide fun in the great outdoors and encourage people to connect locally with nature – with all the health benefits this brings.

Activities range from foraging and exploring for families arranged by AWT to tree walks and sessions on learning how to use hand tools for young people and adults, led by the NSI.

Hannah Welch from Avon Wildlife Trust’s My Wild Child Project says: “The Northern Slopes is an amazing patch of nature right in the middle of Bristol.

“This is a perfect time for exploring outdoors as the trees turn golden and red and this Friday in half term the My Wild City project (AWT) and Northern Slopes Initiative are hosting a day of fun, free events for all the family, which are all about discovering nature on your doorstep – with foraging walks, family explorer days, storybook trails and much more!

“These events are part of the My Wild City project which is all about making wild spaces in Bristol better for people and wildlife and connecting people with their local green spaces.”

Len Wyatt from the NSI said: “We are looking forward to working with AWT on Friday to welcome people to the Slopes.

“The Slopes are open all year round for everyone’s health, wellbeing and enjoyment”.

To take part in the free events visit: