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Northern Slopes Initiative
CopyrightEvents on the Slopes and beyond

This page tells you about events on the Slopes themselves - plus events from around our local area. It is usually updated as soon as we hear of an event.
girlwithwoodencatCopyrightSO June 2019:


Teddy Bears Picnic - The Bommie - 20th June - 6pm to 8pm (other toys welcomed)

We are holding a picnic for everyone next to the Stockwood Crescent entrance to the Bommie.
Please bring your teddies - or other toys - and a picnic.
If it is wet the event will be cancelled.
Check this website or Northern Slopes Facebook page for up to date if the event is cancelled.
There will also be a chance to explore what we are doing on the Bommie to improve it.
We will try and find another date for the event.....

Festival of Nature - Queens Square and Millenium Square - Sat 8th June 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 9th June 10am to 5pm.
A free festival about wildlife. Further details from
At the same event the new Bath and Bristol Parks Foundation will be launched, which is a new way of ensure that our parks and green spaces can properly financed and looked after. Have a look at

Open day at Bramble Farm, next to The Bommie. Sat 22 June 12noon to 4pm
A chance to look around, have a bite of cake, and see the animals that live on the farm.
Entrance to the Bommie (and onto Bramble Farm) from Stockwood Crescent - or Beckington Road.
Part of Get Growing Garden Trail -

Let's grow community allotments - Springfield Allotments, Andover Road. Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd June 12 to 3pm.
Take a look at the wildlife pond, orchard, polytunnels, pizza oven and tea shed. Fresh produce/pizzas available on 23rd.
Part of the Get Growing Garden Trail -

My Wild Child - sessions have started again

The Avon Wildlife Trust initiative - My Wild Child which has been using the Bommie for activities for Toddlers 2 to 4 years old restarted at the end of February. They meet on Wednesdays between 10 and 11.30am.

For further information on Wild Child go to....

The Slopes - at the MShed
As part of the displays about locations in Bristol on the ground floor, there are photographs and information about Knowle West including pictures of the Slopes - well worth a visit. Access is free.

LinkAge walks for the over 55s
LinkAge, Wild City, Knowle West Media Centre, Walking for Health, The Park and ourselves - supported by other local organisations - are running walks for the over 55s on most Mondays.....

The group uses local areas for walks - including the Slopes - but also travels to other locations in Bristol and around. Special walks are arranged including Photography Walks where you can get to know your camera better while enjoying easy and effective exercise.

A lot of walks start from The Park, Daventry Road - (opposite St Barnabas Church) at 10am. (new walkers need to be there at 9.50am) Returning to the Park for coffee or lunch. But those that are not immediately local to our area can involve travelling by bus to a meeting point.

Contact: Cheryl Martin - on 0753 056 4332 - or
Walks are Free - but some walks outside of our area may need bus fares and refreshments.

Walks for life
There are three walking groups organised by Knowle West Health Park, Downton Road which use local areas:
One heart walks - are for people who are recovering from illness. Starts outside the Café on Mondays at 11am.
Two heart walks - for people able to cover 1 to 2 miles - Thursday
Three heart walks - for people able to cover 2 to 3 miles - Tuesdays
Contact Laura Hathway - 0117 377 2257 for further details.

1 - Every Thursday there is a Green Gym which helps you become physically and mentally healthier by taking part in nature conservation activities on the Slopes. All are welcome to come along....please meet up at the entrance gate to the Bommie next to 105 Wedmore Vale.

Its between 10.00am and 12.30pm. The Gym starts with a warm up, then works on tasks such as vegetation clearance, improving paths, making things out of fallen trees etc - and there's chance to meet people. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided at the end. Further details from Julia on or ring 07932368172. Sessions are free. Please come prepared with suitable shoes and clothes for the weather.


Living in a really lively city like Bristol - and in an area where there is a lot going on - it is almost impossible to describe what you can do.

Visit our Links page clickhere and visit the websites/Facebook pages there; or ask the contacts listed about what is going on.

If we have any recommendations we would suggest - depending on what you like doing -
The Park, Daventry Road - just by the Bommie and St Barnabas Church
Knowle West Media Centre
Filwood Community Centre
Linkage - if you are over 55
Windmill Hill City Farm
Knowle West Health Park
Bramble Farm - literally on the Bommie
Springfield, Wedmore Vale and Redcatch East Allotments - next to the Bommie and Glyn Vale site; and
any of the Parks and Green Spaces listed.....
wildfestgraffiti Copyright LWMEETINGS

We only hold one formal meeting a year to which all are welcome, which is our AGM the next one will be held on XX January 2020 at 7pm at the Park, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ.

The AGM is where we hear about what has happened in the previous year - elect people to be Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and to be on the Committee/Core Group of the NSI - and set priorities for the new year.

If you want us to talk about something - and possibly have a meeting (in addition to the AGM) about it please contact us.

If we call a meeting it will be advertised here - and in our Newsletter.

Our Newsletter (which is free to anyone who wants to received it) is quick and easy way to pick up what is going on, on the Slopes.

If you want to know more about any of the above, receive the newsletter or help us - please email us on:

and finally.....
Its true to say that we could not carry on without the help from:
...the City Council who look after the Slopes
....The Park, Daventry Road
...voluntary organisations amd volunteers,
...individuals who spend their time talking to us, organising, campaigning and of course the
...users of the Slopes.
A big thank you for your help and support!