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Chosen Hill

Chosen Hill nature reserve is an imposing sight, located above Churchdown village inbetween Gloucester and Cheltenham. The reserve has excellent views of the Cotswold scarp and contains areas of ancient woodland, scrub and grazed grassland.

The oak, ash, hazel and field maple woodland supports one of the most spectacular bluebell displays in the county, as well as other spring flowers such as common dog-violet, yellow archangel and wood anemone. There is a diverse birdlife, with chiffchaff, great spotted woodpecker, little owl, linnet, nuthatch, whitethroat and yellowhammer amongst those breeding.

Chosen Hill nature reserve is beautiful in the spring and summer months, perfect for escaping the bustle of nearby Gloucester and Cheltenham.

Nearby nature reserves

Badgeworth
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
The Park Campus, University of Gloucestershire
4 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Coombe Hill Canal and Meadows
5 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Chosen Hill lies on the south and east facing slopes of Churchdown Hill, midway between Gloucester and Cheltenham.
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SO883189
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
fungi
getting away from it all
spring flowers
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Mar - Aug
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
11.50 hectares
Access
Yes

The nature reserve is steep and the ground uneven in places.
Walking information
There is a well-maintained network of paths, including
Parking
There is ample car parking at St. Bartholomew's Church
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk