Walks & Wildlife

Wild Bristol:
may contain nuts

Our wildlife columnist Pete Dommett has been making friends with the city’s squirrels this month Cute. There, I’ve said it. When it comes to writing about wi...

Walk: Call of the Combe

Andrew Swift finds forgotten woods, enigmatic ruins and possible paranormal activity just past Backwell Brockley Combe is a strange and secretive place. Most...

Urban myths: Bristol bats

No timely October wildlife column would be complete without a look at some spooky animals but there’s nothing to fear about bats, despite the bad rap, says Pete...

Halcyon days:
Bristol kingfishers

Kingfishers are kept busy on Bristol’s rivers during September but they’re not always easy to observe, says Pete Dommett Every birdwatcher has a bogey bird: ...

Wild Bristol:
The Stars in Stripes

This month, Pete Dommett is watching Bristol’s shuffling, snuffling badgers My soft spot for old Brock goes back a long way. A cherished wildlife memory from...

Imber: The Loneliest Village in England

Every August, if you pick the right day, you can head south from Bristol for what may well be the most surreal country drive in Britain, says Andrew Swift It...

Gromit Unleashed 2:
Time for walkies

Unleashed once more, Gromit is out and about in Bristol for another summer – but this time he’s got company... Find out how The Grand Appeal has upped the arts ...

Wild Bristol: On with the glow(worms)

Pete Dommett urges us to go in search of these most miraculous of insects Have you seen the light? Of a glow-worm, that is. I conducted a hastily constructed...

Great outdoors: Go Forth and Ramble!

Andrew Swift’s pick of things to see and do on foot as part of the city’s walking festival The Bristol Walk Fest celebrates its sixth anniversary this month,...

Walk: the Wiltshire Downs

Andrew Swift finds timeless splendour in a historic old battleground as it shrugs off its winter torpor This month’s walk is a breezy stroll along one of the...

Wild Bristol: Going Down Under

Pete Dommett has been off in search of the city’s secret, subterranean wildlife at Pen Park Hole Have you heard about the blind cave shrimps that live in a l...