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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 September 2019:


Victoria Park Festival Fun Day - Sat 14th September - between 11am and 6pm.
Not only is this a brilliant event, this year we will have a table about the Northern Slopes, with quizzes and small toys to buy to raise funds for the Slopes. Please visit it if you can.
Further information on the Fun Day on

Meeting Thursday 19th September - The Park, Daventry Road - 7pm to 9pm. All welcome.
We will be discussing:
How we can influence the work of Avon Wildlife Trust on the Bommie and Glyn Vale.
How we are going to support Groundwork's Young Ranger Initiative - including new chances for young people to get involved with Instagram and Digitising the Slopes
What we want to discuss with the City Council about the management of the Slopes - and the improvements we want to see following recent work.
What money can we get for improving the paths on the Bommie
Bristol's Learning City Initiative in March 2020.

Tuesday 24th September - Avon Wildlife Trust - on the Bommie and Glyn Vale
Avon Wildlife Trust are working with the Council and ourselves to help manage these sites as part of the My Wild City project. They will be cutting the grass areas on Glyn Vale; and the "sweet pea" field on the Bommie. They are looking for people to help. If you would like to get involved contact -

Saturday 28th September - Brain Tumour UK - Sponsored walk along the Skyline Walk.
Please support this sponsored walk if you can. They are walking the 7 mile Bristol South Skyline Walk which includes the Slopes.
They are leaving Bristol Temple Meads at 10am. For further details see

My Wild Child - started up again
The Avon Wildlife Trust initiative - My Wild Child which has been using the Bommie for activities for Toddlers 2 to 4 years old are back. They meet on Wednesdays between 10 and 11.30am at the entrance next to 105 Wedmore Vale.

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!