Warmley Forest Park

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Warmley Forest Park is an area of new woodland, scrub and open grassland. There are also ponds and the Siston Brook rushes along its eastern boundary.

The site was once clay pits and a pipe works next to a railway line and a coal mine. If you look among the bushes you will easily find sections and fragments of glazed ceramic pipe of the sort once used for drains. The industry finished in the 1960s and the site became a refuse dump, which was filled and capped some 20 years later. The current landscape dates from then.

Native woodland trees were planted by the community and the Forest of Avon and now a couple of decades further on the whole area has matured as a thriving wildlife area.

This is a public open space that is easy to access by bike, car or bus. There is a carpark with public toilets on Warmley High Street close to the site. Some of the paths across Warmley Forest Parksuitable for wheelchairs. The Bristol & Bath cyclepath passes along one edge of the site and there are also public footpaths linking the Park to surrounding countryside, which includes Siston Common.

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How to get here

On foot: There are a number of public rights of way that link up to the forest park.
By bicycle: The reserve is accessible by bicycle from the A420 and the popular Bristol and Bath Cycle Path.
Bus: Bus services are available along the A420 with stops close to the Forest Park on the High Street. Call Traveline for further details 0870 608 2608. 
Car: There is a public car park situated off the High Street in Warmley. Blue badge holders can use a number of accessible parking bays. Public toilets are located here.

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