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Avon Wildlife Trust

The Avon Wildlife Trust is the largest membership-based wildlife organisation in the area, dedicated to promoting and protecting wildlife.


Friends of Ridge Wood

Join in the fun! Help the Friends of Ridge Wood manage this much valued, wildlife-rich woodland. All are welcome - we work hard but have lots of parties!


Growing Ideas Gardening Club

We meet every first Wednesday of the month (with a break at Christmas) in the Watkins Room in the Old Grammar School Rooms, Chipping Sodbury at 7.30pm. Annual Subs are £15.00 and visitors pay £3. We have a varied programme of speakers and the occasional workshop, for example, willow weaving. In May and June we go on evening visits to local gardens and there is usually a coach trip to somewhere further afield on one weekend. We support Sodbury in Bloom. We are a friendly club and by no means all expert gardeners. We enjoy sharing what knowledge we do have and welcome visitors to any of our meetings.
If anyone is interested in joining or just finding out about our club they are welcome to come to a meeting or phone Naomi Gathercole on 01454 314476.

Lady’s Wood Shooting School

Mapleridge Lane, Horton, Chipping Sodbury BS37 6PW
Tel: 01454 294546

Lilliput Park Conservation Group

We are a small group that will welcome new members. We work at our own pace litterpicking, weeding, cutting back brambles, and pruning shrubs.

Kingfisher Road, Chipping Sodbury

Organic Blooms

Latteridge Hill, Latteridge BS37 9TS
Tel: 07849 065551
Tel: 07766 023921

Severnside Ramblers

We arrange walks each weekend as well as midweek evenings in the summer. The area and length of the walk varies greatly and members also arrange occasional weekends away.
We have regular social events such as skittles evenings, quiz nights, barbecues and the like, and there is always a Christmas dinner.
However, we are more than just a walking club. The Ramblers is a registered charity and one of its aims is to campaign to keep the footpath network open.


Sodbury in Bloom

The Sodbury in Bloom group are a small band of volunteers who meet 10am on the first Thursday of the month by the clock tower to garden around town. They are also looking for people who might be willing to keep an eye on their local patch, cutting weeds back or planting bulbs as appropriate.
If you have green fingers and fancy enhancing your local patch, please get in touch.

Tel: 01454 853736

Southwold Ramblers

Southwold Ramblers is a local group of the Ramblers' Association (RA). The group is based in the Yate and Chipping Sodbury area of South Gloucestershire; however, our walks take us to many different locations.
The group organises rambles (approx 4-15 miles) on a regular programme throughout the year, during the week and at weekends.


Walking for Health

Walking for Health has a programme of walks between 0.5 and 3 miles to suit a range of walking needs. These free walks are led by trained volunteers.

Tel: 01454 864005

Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve

The warmth and exhilaration of flower rich meadows, secretive ancient woodlands and wooded grassland plateaux are all found on a visit to Wapley Bushes Local Nature Reserve to the south of Yate.

Between Cherington and Besom Lane, Yate

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