Ridge Wood local nature reserve is a small woodland with a range of trees and shrubs between Yate and Chipping Sodbury.

How to get there

There is a public footpath that runs the entire length of the woodland. The nature reserve can be accessed at Jubilee Gardens, Greenways Road (opposite Wiltshire Avenue) and on Melrose Close.

There are also bus services that run to Yate Shopping Centre, Station Road and Greenways Road. You can use Travelwest’s journey planner for more information.


Quarry Road, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6AX



Ridge Wood nature reserve is accessible for wheelchair users and pushchairs with a central path running from Quarry Road to Greenways Road.


There are well surfaced paths that run through the woodland.

Community support

The nature reserve is cared for by the Friends of Ridge Wood. It is made up of a group of residents who help us manage the reserve.

They organise a range of events and practical workdays to help raise awareness of the nature reserve and to enhance its biodiversity.

You can find out more or contact the conservation group on their Friends of Ridge Wood Facebook page.


The woodland contains a mix of ash and oak trees with a small number of large trees including lime and wellingtonia. 

Underneath these mature trees is a canopy of hazel, wych elm, blackthorn and hazel.

The woodland is home to tawny owl, sparrowhawk, woodpeckers, treecreeper and bullfinch.

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