3.56 ha (8.80 acres)

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Explorer 155
OS Landranger 172

Culvery Wood is a mixture of new and mature broadleaf woodland with some large veteran oak and hornbeam trees.

Extensions to the woodland were planted in 1998, 2001 and more recently in 2016. Wood edge habitats and rides provide important habitat for nesting birds, invertebrates and plants including bluebell and wood anemone. Primrose also grows on the steep lower slopes.

This peaceful wood is situated on the western edge of the village of Pensford, approximately seven miles south of Bristol and eight miles west of Bath. It overlooks the Chew Valley next to the Pensford viaduct and is just off the A37 road from Bristol to Shepton Mallet. A circular path and two public footpaths cross the site and walkers can enjoy the River Chew that runs along the southern boundary.


  • Parking nearby
  • Public access
  • Spring flowers
  • Broadleaved woodland
Early purple orchid with blurred background

A lasting legacy

This wood is just one of many to have been protected by gifts in wills, securing it for generations to come. Your legacy gift could also make a real difference to woods, trees and wildlife.

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Culvery Wood Management Plan

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