Key Information:

Date and time
Sat 30 September 2023
10:00 - 15:00
Splatts Abbey Wood, Long Down Avenue, Further info
The Green Team
Booking required


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Do you love spending time outdoors in nature? Are you interested in wildlife and forestry conservation? If yes, then this is for you, even if you have never done anything related to conservation before - all abilities are welcome. It’ll be a great chance to meet other like-minded students, have a positive impact on a local woodland and learn some new skills. A free veggie / vegan meal deal will also be provided on the day.

What to expect on the day

  • An introduction to the area.
  • Helping out with routine maintenance and conservation of the woodland (no experience is necessary though).
  • You’ll receive tools training to help with tasks such as coppicing, bramble bashing, pruning, resurfacing of pathways and other upkeep.
  • Members of the Splatts Abbey Wood Conservation Group will be there to help out as well.

There is no pressure to participate in all the activities if you attend. We are also open to knowing what other activities we could include in future work days, so if you have any ideas or general feedback about the sessions then let us know by emailing

Make sure you wear practical clothes and footwear, and check the weather beforehand so you can dress accordingly and be as comfortable as possible.

Previously, UWE Bristol student volunteers won a prestigious South Gloucestershire Council award for their volunteering at Splatts Abbey Wood.

Registration and tickets

Email the Green Team to reserve your place.

Register now

  • Cost: Free
  • Attendance: Booking required

Meeting point

We’ll meet at 10:00 outside The Students’ Union shop (U Block, Frenchay Campus) and then we'll walk over to Splatts Abbey Wood together, which is about a 10-minute walk away.

Cycle: Frenchay Campus is easily accessible from several local cycle routes. There are showers, lockers, bike shelters and free bike tools available on campus. More information on cycling routes to all campuses.

Walk: You can use the address The Students’ Union, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol, BS16 1QY in Google maps to plan your walking route.

Bus: Get the M1 or M3, 48a, 70, 72, 74 and U3 to the Frenchay Campus. More information about bus routes to UWE Bristol.

Drive: Parking is available on campus for permit holders only. Please ensure you have either an annual permit or a pay daily permit along with a daily parking token displayed in your windscreen, and only park within marked spaces.


Splatts Abbey Wood
Long Down Avenue
Stoke Gifford
BS34 8JH


The Students’ Union at UWE welcomes all abilities, disabilities, ages, ethnicities, and gender into our spaces. If you have any questions, concerns or additional requirements then please let us know so that we can make your time at this event as comfortable as possible.

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Venue information

  • Disabled parking: Yes – on campus
  • Quiet spaces available: Yes

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