Our woodlands

We look after a number of woodlands throughout North Somerset. We manage our woods for recreation and biodiversity, so that they offer rich opportunities for people to relax, play, and connect with nature.

Four of our woodlands have individual management plans

  • Abbots Pool, Abbots Leigh
  • Eastwood, Portishead
  • Strawberry Hill Woods, Clevedon
  • Weston Woods, Weston-super-Mare

Walks in our woodlands

Woodland code of conduct

When you visit any of our woodlands, please follow this code of conduct

  • be aware of your dog at all times - keep it under control and clear up any dog waste
  • use existing bins or take your litter home
  • don’t damage wildlife, plants or trees
  • don't pick wild flowers or remove any timber from the woodland
  • only use bicycles and ride horses on bridleways – these are signposted with a yellow waymarker
  • metal detectors are not permitted
  • motorcycles and other unauthorised vehicles are not permitted
  • camping and making fires are not permitted

Woodland play areas

The equipment in our woodland play areas is inspected weekly.

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  • damaged play equipment
  • fallen trees
  • vegetation obstructing the public rights of way
  • broken benches
  • fly-tipping
  • camping and camp fires

Please note unauthorised motor vehicle use should be reported to the police.