Please be careful of fire risk in dry weather

There was a small grass fire on the embankment of the Severn Beach railway line about lunchtime today. A fire engine and crew came out to deal with the blaze and managed to contain it before it spread onto the Church Field of Narroways, or towards the railway track. Firefighters said it was probably caused by a casually discarded cigarette. The Narroways Group and Avon Fire & Rescue Service ask that people be more careful in disposing of cigarettes and matches in this dry weather.



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Fantasy Orchestra performed on Narroways Hill at Easter

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Narroways Volunteer Days for 2015

Just a quick note to let you all know that we’ve now set the dates for the work days for Narroways Hill for the rest of 2015. They are:

18 April 2015, 16 May 2015, 20 June 2015, 11 July 2015, 8 August 2015, 12 September 2015, 10 October 2015, 7 November 2015, 12 December 2015

As ever, meet at 10.30am on top of the hill, by the bench, on these Saturdays.

Put these dates in your diary now!

If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll get a reminder email a few days beforehand, with (some!) details of what we’ll be doing on that date, so you know what to expect…

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Narroways minutes for meeting 17 March 2015

Here are the minutes of our meeting on 17 March 2015.

NMGT minutes 17th March 2015

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Narroways – a good place to watch a partial eclipse of the sun

Between 8.30am and 10.30am on Friday 20th March 2015 the moon passed before the sun, obscuring up to 90% of the sun if you were watching in Bristol. About 800 people gathered on Narroways Hill to watch this great event and the clouds cleared to give us a good show.


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Blogger backs Narroways once he hears the whole story

Blogger Bean Abroad was one of those up on Narroways on the night of 5th November- not one of the litter louts but he is not from Bristol and thought it was a community organised event. Once he realised the damage done and the problem of large night time crowds on Narroways he posted this blog to let people know what Narroways is really all about – wildlife and a breathing space for those who appreciate a wild green space in the city: . Cheers Bean Abroad.

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Meeting minutes, 4th November

Below are the minutes of the Narroways Management Meeting held on 4th November 2014 at the Miners’ Arms.

NMGT minutes 4th Nov 2014

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Bonfire night mess


This is what the top of Narroways Hill looked like on the morning of 6 November, after hundreds of people spent Bonfire Night on the hill upsetting the wildlife, throwing litter around, setting off fireworks and generally being a nuisance.

The litter is finally all cleared up, but the grass is still a bit of a muddy mess.

A big thank you to everyone who has helped with clearing the rubbish over the last few days – Geoff, Harry, Chris, Tish and several other mystery helpers. Thank you all!


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Minutes of meeting 23 September 2014

Here are Narroways minutes from the last meeting. Note our next meeting will  be on Tuesday 4th November at 8pm at The Miner Arms. Please come along – we really welcome new active members/trustees to care for this unique urban nature reserve.

NMGT minutes 23rd Sept 2014

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Saw this fella today

Saw this today, on top of a fence post on Cutthroat Lane, and Church Field.

He’s a beauty – male and a year or more old, by the size and colours, but with common lizards, it’s always a guess, as they’re so varied. But this one’s a beaut.

Common lizard, Cutthroat lane, 25 September 2014

Common lizard, Cutthroat lane, 25 September 2014

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