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Pill Paddock

The local community has transformed this old allotment site into a nature reserve, now home to a range of birds and butterflies.

The site is surrounded by mature hedges which are good for birds and butterflies. Local children planted a small woodland when the reserve was established, mainly oak and ash, and for variety, some poplar, elder, willow and field maple were added.

A wildflower meadow is also showing some signs of success - common spotted orchid has been found growing here. The meadow is cut for hay every summer.

The reserve is owned by Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council and leased to the Trust.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Priory Farm
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Prior's Wood
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Bennett’s Patch and White’s Paddock
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Located in Pill, opposite Rudleigh Road
Pill
Avon
Map reference
ST 519 754
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.48 hectares
Access
Yes

The majority of the site is flat and allows easy access. Fields are often very wet and there are no formal paths. No suitable access for pushchairs and wheelchairs
Walking information
Fields are often very wet and there are no formal paths. No suitable access for pushchairs and wheelchairs
Parking
Park on Westward Drive, by Rudleigh Drive
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 0117 917 7270
Avon Wildlife Trust