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Burledge Hill

Part of a limestone plateau on the north-eastern fringes of the Mendip Hills, overlooking Chew Valley Lake

The flower-rich grassland on Burledge Hill includes cowslip, lady's mantle, saw-wort and devil's bit scabious. Butterflies are abundant in summer and birds such as willow warbler, garden warbler and whitethroat can be heard singing from the scrub areas.

 

Three fields at Burledge Hill are designated as a Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI). The site also falls within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and has panoramic views over the Chew Valley.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland

Nearby nature reserves

Chew Valley Lake
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Folly Farm
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Hollow Marsh Meadow
2 miles - Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Near to the village of Bishop Sutton (Chew Valley), the reserve can be found off of Sutton Hill Road.
Bishop Sutton
Avon
Map reference
ST 588 589
Great for...
getting away from it all
stunning views
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
12.23 hectares
Status
Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Access
Yes

Public footpath allows access through site. There is a public footpath that crosses the reserve. Paths and steps may become muddy in winter. Caution due to steep slopes through out site. Contact the Trust for disabled access information
Walking information
There is a public footpath that crosses the reserve. Paths and steps may become muddy in winter. Caution due to steep slopes through out site.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0117 917 7270
Avon Wildlife Trust