The Sounds of Troopers Hill
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Audio Trail

As part of our Stepping Forward Project have produced an Audio Trail. Download the file here. The trail starts at the top of the Hill at the entrance from the Field.


Other Audio

BBC Radio 4 Outsiders - 26th March 2021

The Crickets of Troopers Hill by Michael Malay

The wonderful sound of the crickets & grasshoppers on the Hill were highlighted in the BBC Radio 4 'Outsiders' series on the 26th March 2021.

You can listen the programme here >>

12 Communities 1 Bristol

Troopers Hill features in the St George edition of this series of local oral history podcasts by Marcus Smith. Contributors: Alice Homewood, Sabine Groven and Richard Wheeler.

BCfm in partnership with Bristol 24/7, Bristol Museums, Bristol Archives, UWE Bristol and funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

More of 12 Communities 1 Bristol >>

BBC Radio Bristol 20th February 2020 & 3rd April 2021 - Funding a new red slide

Susan talking to Emma Britton at the start of the fundraising campaign & then Ali Vowles when it was successful - find out more....

 Emma Britton Red Slide interview

 Ali Vowles Red Slide interview

BBC Radio Bristol 24th October 2018 - Emma Britton at our Conservation Work Party

Emma Britton from BBC Radio Bristol joined us at our Conservation Work Party on Thursday 18th October 2018 and enthusiasticly got stuck in to cutting some bramble and hawthorn. Emma and also recorded some short interviews for her radio show that were broadcast on the following Wednesday.

 Emma Britton Work Party interview part 1

 Emma Britton Work Party interview part 2

 Emma Britton Work Party interview part 3

BCfm - Shepherds Way

Friends of Troopers Hill have been featured on 'Shepherds Way' on BCfm on a number of occasions. You can hear the latest programmes via their website at

In March 2014 Shepherds Way broadcast a tribute to Justin Smith a great friend of Troopers Hill who had sadly passed away on the previous weekend. You can hear the tribute that includes a clip from our audio trail via the link below.

Shepherds Way is on BCfm every Wednesday at 6pm, visit their facebook page.

Rob talks parks 2019

Our committee member Rob has been on BBC Radio Bristol talking about the new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation and funding for parks across Bristol.

 Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation with Steve Yabsley 6th August 19

 Future Parks with Claire Cavanagh 17th June 19

 Parks Foundation Launch & Festival of Nature with Ali Vowles 8th June 19

BBC Radio Bristol 4th October 2016 - Chimney Works

Re-pointing and other stonework repairs to the chimney at the top of the Hill were carried out in October 2016. The works were reported on the BBC Radio Bristol breakfast show on Tues 4th October including an interview with Chair of Friends of Troopers Hill, Susan Acton-Campbell. You can hear the interview here:

 BBC Radio Bristol Chimney works interview part 1

 BBC Radio Bristol Chimney works interview part 2

Radio Bristol Bingo Balls

On Monday 23 November 2009 Ben Prater of BBC Radio Bristol recorded some interviews for his 'Bingo Balls' feature.

In the file below you can hear Susan and other members of Friends of Troopers Hill talking about the Hill, its wildlife and its history.


More information about the recording and those involved:

Desktop Bingo Balls Page >>

Dawn Chorus 2008

Recorded between 04.45 and 05.45 on Wednesday 7th May 2008.


There is also a video available on our desktop site showing the dawn spreading across Bristol.
Desktop Dawn Chorus Page >>

Spring & Summer 2011 Newsletters

As a trail we recorded audio versions of these two editions of 'The Hill'



You can download pdf copies of all our Newsletters on our desktop site.
Desktop Newsletter Page >>

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