About us

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project was launched in 1999. We were originally set up to secure the outstanding wildlife interest of the Bristol side of the Avon Gorge and Clifton and Durdham Downs and to raise awareness and understanding of this unique location and its importance for people and wildlife.

We are also working in partnership with the National Trust and Forestry England who manage Leigh Woods on the North Somerset side of the Gorge.

Information about our roles in surveying, monitoring and habitat management. Find our Annual Review here.

Find out more about our partners.

Contact details for our Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project partners.

Photographs: The Avon Gorge (© Phil Jearey), Wildflower meadow on the Downs (© Denice Stout), Meadow photos (© Ant Rozetsky on Unsplash, Nanda Green on Unsplash)