Wildflower meadows, native woodland and wildlife ponds house bats, badgers, hedgehogs, and abundant plant, bird and butterfly species.
Wildlife on your doorstep
Our reserves are there for you to explore, so grab your walking boots, pack up a picnic and a flask of tea and discover the wild places on your doorstep.
Commanding views towards Bath with ancient woodland and flower-rich grasslands where rare orchids grow.
A flower-rich grassland on the north-eastern fringes of the Mendip Hills, overlooking Chew Valley Lake.
A secluded reserve, sheltered by hedges and scrub, carpeted with wildflowers and home to many butterflies.
The site of an Iron Age hill fort, now a haven for wildflowers and butterflies.
A peaceful unspoilt landscape, with rare wildflower meadows and clear views across the Mendip Hills.
Airy grasslands above the Combe contrast dark woodlands below. A great spot for butterflies with magical views across Mendip.
Grassland home to rare plants like honewort and Somerset hair-grass, with spectacular views across the Somerset Levels.
An old allotment transformed into a reserve by the local community, now an excellent spot for birds and butterflies.
Grassland in western Mendips with views across the Somerset Levels, home to three nationally rare or threatened plants.