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Pasqueflower

The main attraction is the spectacular, albeit short-lived, show of Pasque flowers in late April or early May. The population of the whole SSSI has been estimated at over twenty thousand plants, of which a varying proportion flowers each year.

Cowslip, early-purple orchid and hairy violet can also be seen in spring. The diverse range of flowers here is ideal for many insects; as a result the reserve has a particularly good butterfly population waiting to be discovered. Rabbit and brown hare help maintain the short grassland and common lizards can often be seen on the bare scree areas.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Pasqueflower, Early Purple Orchid

Nearby nature reserves

Chedworth
4 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Sapperton Valley
7 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Daneway Banks
7 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Next to the A429, three miles north east of Cirencester.
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SP052071
Great for...
butterflies
wildflowers
Best time to visit
May - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
5.30 hectares
Access
Yes

Parking
Visitors should park on the verges alongside the A429 Fosse Way
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk