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The Waterways
Managed by:Private
OS grid reference:SP 503 081
Nearest postcode:OX2 6TF
Usual work:Channel clearance, pond digging

New to OCV in 2013, The Waterways is part of the wildlife corridor that runs between Hook Meadow SSSI to the Trap Grounds. It is an areas that was deliberately left natural when the housing estate of the same name was built in order to maintain the important wildlife corridor. Evidence of otter activity has been found along the wildlife corridor.

Conservation Management

OCV wil be helping to maintain the wildlife corridor. The work involves digging out a channel to maintain the flow of water into the Trap Grounds, which is important for the wildlife in the pond and wetland there. Keeping the stream free-flowing will also help prevent flooding in the area. OCV will also be creating some shallow pools with the aim of improving habitat for amphibians and reptiles to the side of the stream.


Take Woodstock Road northwards and turn left into Frenchay Road. Cross the canal bridge. When the road bends sharply right the work site can be found straight on. The van can be parked on the street in unrestricted areas. Note that this is a private site, so come to an OCV task here to see it.