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Tickenham Hill

A woodland with commanding views across Nailsea Moor to the coast and across the Gordano Valley

The woodland is full of bluebell and dogs mercury during the spring, and early purple orchid and moschatel (town-hall clock) are also found. The grassland areas are rich in limestone flowers including Autumn lady's tresses, Autumn gentian and salad-burnet.

Silver-washed fritillary, brown argus, dingy and grizzled skipper butterflies have been recorded.

The reserve was partly gifted to the Trust by the daughters of the Auther and Bullard families and partly purchased with support from YANSEC and Mr A Carey.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Clapton Moor
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Weston Moor
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Weston Big Wood
1 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Tickenham Nature Reserve, Tickenham Ridge, Cadbury Camp Lane, Tickenham
Tickenham
Bristol
Map reference
ST 444 723
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
17.30 hectares
Access
Yes

There are public footpaths avaliable but these have restricted use - please contact the Trust. Access to the reserve is on foot only and is restricted to periods when livestock are not grazing. During open period, a permissive path leads along the bottom of the lower meadow and through the southern woodland
Walking information
Access to the reserve is on foot only and is restricted to periods when livestock are not grazing. During open periods a permissive path leads along the bottom of the lower meadow and through the southern woodland.
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
yes
Reserve manager
Avon Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01275 852627
Avon Wildlife Trust