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
Know before you go
Grazing animalsCattle graze this reserve
On a lead
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitJune 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.
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)