Barrow Wake – just further along the scarp from Crickley Hill and part of the same SSSI – contains a similar flora to Crickley Hill but is especially notable for its population of Musk Orchids and abundant Devil’s Bit Scabious.

Location

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Gloucester
GL4 8JX
A static map of Barrow Wake

Know before you go

Size
13 hectares

Access

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Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

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Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

Barrow Wake supports good butterfly populations with abundant Chalkhill Blues in mid-summer as well as the green hairstreak, marsh fritillery and Duke of Burgundy Fritillery. Another fantastic location to enjoy views across the Severn Vale.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333