Manor Road Community Woodland lies on the eastern edge of Keynsham and close to Saltford Parish. It is owned by Bath & North East Somerset Council and managed by the council in partnership with the Friends of Manor Road community group.
The woodland also lies within the Forest of Avon area. The Forest of Avon is an initiative that aims to create a greener and healthier environment for the future - right on people’s doorsteps.
Over 19 000 trees and shrubs have been planted on the 21-hectare site since 1993 with grant aid from the Forestry Commission. Most of these trees and shrubs are native
broadleaves and reflect some of the species already found in the area. In 2005 a 4 hectare wildflower meadow was sown and the site was declared a Local Nature Reserve.
There is a thriving 'Friends' group who carry out monthly task days in the wood. The work includes stone wall building, bulb planting, footpath work, coppicing, pond clearance and pruning. If you are interested in getting involved then please contact us via the details below.
While visiting the site look out for the spectacular views over to the Cotswolds - in particular Kelston Round Top. Heritage features within the site include traditional stone walls and the site is a haven for wildlife. Many different birds use the woodland - keep an eye open for Bullfinches and Whitethroats.
Manor Road is one of the best examples of new community woodland in the Forest of Avon and is very popular with local people and visitors alike.