Stockwood Open Space

Stockwood Open Space is a large area of land between Brislington and Stockwood, on the south-east edge of the city. It covers the slopes which lead down from the Stockwood plateau, and some flatter ground below these. Much of the site is grassland or rank vegetation, but there are also some excellent overgrown hedgerows, bushes, and strips of woodland. Here are some photos to give you a feel for the place:

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The meadows come into their own later in the year. At this time of year there are fewer plants in flower, but here are two of the more conspicuous species.

Cowslip (Primula veris):026 Bugle (Ajuga reptans):042

Here’s the location on a map. The site stretches from Whittock Road in the west to Scotland Lane in the east. I usually park at the northeast end of Stockwood Road and walk in from there.

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