THE SPRING PROJECT


Dundry Hill is an area abundant with natural springs which feed the Malago stream that runs through south Bristol, eventually joining the River Avon.

Spring site
The Dundry Hill Group has completed an exciting project at one of the spring sources of the Malago. Just five minutes walk from the southern edge of Bristol, this is a beautiful place on the north side of Dundry Hill with spectacular views across fields, woods and the city of Bristol.

The spring site >>

The spring rises on a local farmer's land and flows into a reserve owned by the Woodland Trust where the public are free to roam.

The spring has a curious quality of depositing layers of 'stone', known as tufa, over objects in the stream such as sticks, leaves and mosses. The area is also particularly good for fossils, especially ammonites.

The site of the project is on the Woodland Trust land and it is hoped that it will become a focus for people to enjoy and for educational visits by local schools.

The Malago Spring Project is a community arts initiative involving local people. The Saturday Club have been exploring the area for interesting finds and have been helping the artist, Deborah Jones with the design.

750 smilesMembers of the Dundry Hill Group have been 'working out' hauling stones to be used in the project from a nearby ruined barn. Wessex Water came along to help out and took this as an opportunity to present the Group with a cheque for 750 that will go towards the costs of materials. The evening ended with a BBQ at sunset and most people walked home in the dark.

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The Spring Project was officially declared open on 18 November 2001 with a celebration event which included the burning of withy scupltures as dusk fell over the Hill.

 

 

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For further information, contact (0117) 964 3106 or e-mail andrec@mvcg.org.uk.