Stuart Fawkes

Stuart Fawkes

Stuart Fawkes

Stuart Fawkes nature reserve, also known as Box Meadows SSSI, is made up of three fields and is home to one of Britain's largest populations of meadow clary, a very rare plant found in only 21 sites.


Access is from Box or Minchinhampton, via Box Lane. From Box, turn right off Box Lane down a small farm track at the sharp turn shortly after St Barnabas' Church. From Minchinhampton, go along Box Lane and turn left at the sharp turn just after Box End Farm. The turn is marked with a public footpath sign
A static map of Stuart Fawkes

Know before you go

8 hectares

Entry fee


Grazing animals

Cattle graze this reserve




On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

June to July

About the reserve

The rare meadow clary (Salvia pratensis), flowers in June and July. In addition, there is a fine variety of typical limestone grassland plants including common rock-rose and cowslip. 

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0145238333

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)