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Ketford Banks

Ketford Banks is a small, steep sandy bank, famed for its displays of wild daffodils in early spring. Along with daffodils, the reserve supports the buff-tailed bumble bees that are their main pollinators, and beautiful displays of bluebells in May and foxgloves in mid-summer. Nibbled hazelnuts found on the ground also reveal the site is home to wood mice and bank vole.

Ketford Banks is a small sloping bank of floristically-rich rough grassland that blooms with thick carpet of wild daffodils in the spring.

With much of the surrounding area that once supported them now intensively farmed, the site is reputed to be the most interesting of the remaining areas of wild daffodils in the county.

Along with daffodils, the reserve supports the buff-tailed bumble bees that are their main pollinators, and beautiful displays of bluebells in May and foxgloves in mid-summer. Nibbled hazelnuts found on the ground also reveal the site is home to wood mice and bank vole.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Wild Daffodil, Bluebell, Foxglove

Nearby nature reserves

Vell Mill Daffodil Meadow
1 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Betty Daw's Wood
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Collin Park Wood
3 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Between Redmarley and Dymock
Newent
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SO723308
Great for...
spring flowers
stunning views
Best time to visit
Mar - May
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.69 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
The reserve is reached from a public bridleway between Redmarley and Dymock.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk