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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 February 2019:


NSI and Good Gym events - 16th and 23rd February. All welcome

On Saturday 16th February the NSI and Good Gym are working to create a new nature trail at the bottom of Novers Steps, off of Lynton Road. Meet at the bottom of Novers Steps.

The following Saturday, 23rd February, the NSI are working to improve the wildflower-rich area on the Glyn Vale open space next to the new greenway/Quietway. Meet at the bottom of Wedmore Vale/Glyn Vale at the entrance to the Glyn Vale site.

For both events turn up at 11am if you can help. Please bring suitable footwear and clothes for the weather.

Time to Talk Walk and App - 4th February to 17th February
The Community Access Support Service (CASS) has an App for download on to mobile tech and use - which you use in a Pokemon Go style way, around the Knowle West Health Park. It is encouraging people to get out in the fresh air and talking about their wellbeing. Paper copies are also available from the Healthy Living Centre.

On Tuesday 5th February at 9.30am from the Centre there will be a group walk on the same theme.

My wild child - sessions on hold at the moment

The Avon Wildlife Trust initiative - My Wild Child which has been using the Bommie for activities for Toddlers 2 to 4 years old is currently on hold.

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

Other events

The Northern Slopes and Knowle West at the M Shed in Docks - 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 31st January 2019 at 7pm at the Park, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ. THIS DATE HAS CHANGED SINCE DECEMBER.

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!