Know before you go
Parking informationno parking spaces but the wide verge at the Western entrance to Canon Tump Common gives enough space for one or two cars. Please do not block the gates or any other private access.
No surfaced paths; no steep inclines or challenging terrain,
When to visit
Opening timesDawn to dusk
Best time to visitEarly summer
About the reserve
The meadows are bordered by hedgerows containing mature trees and these provide habitat for willow warbler and chiffchaff.
In spring and summer, wildflower species to see include pignut, eyebright, yellow rattle, betony, oxeye daisy, bird’s foot trefoil, common spotted orchids and southern marsh orchid. The diversity of wildflowers and grasses also supports many meadow butterflies and day flying moths including the six-spot burnet.
From B4348 at Vowchurch turn onto minor road running west towards Michaelchurch Escley, after 3 miles at the cross roads at the top of the hill at Crossways garage turn left, after 500 m/yards there is a wide verge at the western end of Cannon Tump Common, grid ref 327 346. Cannon Tump, Cethins and Little Marises can all be accessed from the bridleway running north east from the gate into the Cannon Tump reserve.
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