Contact us

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

Please feel free to get in contact with one of our partners depending on your area of interest and type of information you are looking for.

For information about events, educational visits and reporting wildlife sightings on the Bristol side of the Avon Gorge, Clifton and Durdham Downs

Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project education team

Mandy Leivers
Avon Gorge & Downs Biodiversity Education Manager
Learning Department, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

T: 0117 9030609 / 0117 4285460
E: mleivers@bristolzoo.org.uk

FOD+AG are a voluntary multi-interest group acting independently to protect the natural, visual and physical environments of the Downs and Avon Gorge and the interests of all Downs and Avon Gorge users

Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge

friendsofthedowns.org

For information about the day-to-day running of the Downs and management on the Bristol side of the Gorge

Downs team

Ben Skuse
Area supervisor Downs,
Blaise, Kingsweston estates
Downs Rangers office,
Clifton Down

T: 0117 9736210
E: ben.skuse@bristol.gov.uk

If you see a goat in distress (or being disturbed by people or dogs) please call Bristol City Council

Daytime emergency control
T: 0117 9223288 or
Out of hours emergency control
T: 0117 9222050

For information about events, educational visits and management of the southern part of Leigh Woods

National Trust

National Trust
Leigh Woods NNR Reserve Office,
Valley Road, Leigh Woods, Bristol, BS8 3PZ

T: 0117 9731645
E: leighwoods@nationaltrust.org.uk

For information about events, educational visits and management of the northern part of Leigh Woods

Forestry England

Forestry England
620 Bristol Business Park,
Coldharbour Lane,
Bristol, BS16 1EJ

T: 0300 067 4000
E: fe.england@forestryengland.uk

Photograph: The Bristol Downs (© Simon Muir).