Ketford Bank

(c) Rob Oakley

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.

Location

Between Redmarley and Dymock
Newent
A static map of Ketford Bank

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

The reserve is reached from a public bridleway between Redmarley and Dymock.

Access

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Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to May

About the reserve

Ketford Bank 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.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333