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Lawrence Western Moor
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Avon
Natural England
Regional Team:
South West
Year of Declaration: 1995
Declaring Authority: Bristol City Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: ST 545 279
Location: Lawrence Weston, north west Bristol, BS11 0ST
Owned by: Bristol City Council
Managed by: Avon Wildlife Trust and Bristol City Council
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Travel to Lawrence Weston in Bristol and onto Long Cross Road. Follow the road until you reach St Bede's Catholic School and turn onto Lawrence Weston Road. Park near to the social club and follow the track alongside the allotments. The Reserve can be accessed through the security gates.
Visitor facilities: There are no public toilets. Nearest toilet is Lawrence Weston Customer Service Point (Ridingleaze House).
Fields are often very wet and there are no formal paths.
What to see: An extensive network of wet meadows and reedbeds, Lawrence Weston Moor is a remnant of the North Somerset Levels on the edge of the city, and is extremely rich in wildlife.
The old pollarded willows provide roosts for little owls and kestrels, which can be seen hunting over the fields. The rhynes (ditches) provide homes for frogs and insects, such as dragonflies.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Avon Wildlife Trust
Phone 0117 9177270

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Avon Wildlife Trust
Phone 0117 9177270
or try
Bristol City Council
Tel 0117 922 3719
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search Lawrence Western Moor Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 15/02/13
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