Christopher Cadbury Reserve
Know before you go
Grazing animalsThe site is grazed periodically.
While the hay crop is growing in June and July, please keep to the edge of the meadows and also keep dogs under control.
There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to August
About the reserve
This reserve consists of two unimproved hay meadows lying in the lee of the Black Mountains. It has a very rich flora with over 160 species recorded. Species include bistort, eyebright, yellow rattle and knapweed. Various orchids are also found here including common spotted and green winged. Anthills are numerous at the far western edge of the reserve, where a patch of grassland is cut off by a stream. The meadow come alive with insects in mid-summer, one of the most interesting being the chimney sweeper moth.