Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project is working to secure the outstanding wildlife interest 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.

Throughout the year, we run a programme of walks, talks, courses, children’s and family events as well as providing educational visits for schools, playschemes and community groups. A range of nature trail leaflets are also available for those who want to explore this internationally important wildlife site.

The project is a partnership of Bristol City Council, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Natural England, University of Bristol, the Society of Merchant Venturers, the Downs Committee, and the Bristol Zoological Society. We are also working with the National Trust who manage part of Leigh Woods on the North Somerset side of the Gorge and the Friends of the Downs and Avon Gorge.



Learning Department
Bristol Zoo Gardens


Tel: 0117 903 0609

Business type

  • Other
  • Public & Voluntary Services
  • Recreation & Leisure
  • Education


Bristol map showing Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East
Cabot, Clifton and Clifton East