This is a Cleeve Conservators’ event.

The Cleeve Hill area is a Mecca for botanists from Gloucestershire and beyond – join our Flower Foray to find out why. We will walk over the agriculturally unimproved grassland of Cleeve Common and the adjacent Butterfly Conservation reserve looking for typical limestone grassland flowers, and with a bit of luck we will find some Cotswold rarities too. The grassland of the Common is of high nature conservation value and as such has protected status as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. As we meet some of the rarer and more vulnerable species we will learn why it is so important to protect this dwindling habitat.

Venue: Quarry car park. Nearest postcode GL52 3PW. Grid Ref SO 989 272.

The walk will be approximately 5 hours/up to 5 miles. Meet in Cleeve Common Quarry Car Park ready for a 10 am prompt departure. Bring a packed lunch. PLEASE wear sturdy footwear as the route may be steep/muddy in places. Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs.

Refer to the Cleeve Common website for updates to this event.

If you’re interested in this event, the Cotswold Voluntary Wardens run a programme of excellent guided walks throughout the Cotswolds – search for a walk local to you on their webpage.

Details

Date:
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Venue

Cleeve Common Quarry Car Park
GL52 3PW United Kingdom + Google Map
Website:
http://www.cleevecommon.org.uk