StroudNature_smallPlease note this walk is on Saturday 6th August.

Coombe Hill is a 15.4-hectare (38-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire. The site lies within the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Cotswold Hills Environmentally Sensitive Area. The hill is a large, unimproved limestone grassland pasture area, with an ungrazed area and an edge of broadleaved woodland (along the western boundary). This site is of special notification because of its large area of flower rich grassland.

On the walk we hope to see Chalk Hill Blue, Small Blue, Brown Argus, Small Heath and other butterflies.

This event is also part of Stroud Nature 2016.

Meet at ST758943 on the Old London Road, Wotton-under-Edge at the stile to the footpath going south to Coombe Hill, where the road from Waterley Bottom joins the Old London Road – there are a few parking places here and some more further along the road. For satnav the nearest postcode is GL12 7PS but see OS map below for exact location.

Stout shoes are recommended as the slopes are steep.

Details

Date:
Saturday, August 6, 2016
Time:
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Organizer

Vic Polley
Phone:
01453 842896

Venue

Coombe Hill, Wootton-under-Edge