Friday 17th June 2022, 11:00am-1:00pm

Collard Hill, Nr Street (Polden Hills)


  • Julian Rawlins
  • 07933 783838 or 01963 240245

51.107544409918, -2.7438504588565

Collard Hill, Polden Hills

Collard Hill was one of the first sites for the successful reintroduction of the Large Blue, following its extinction in the UK in 1979.

Parts of the site are very steep and rough, and in places probably not suitable for the infirm. Wear appropriate footwear and take great care.

Heath Fritillary - Bob Eade
Heath Fritillary

Walk Leader: Julian Rawlins

Target Species: Large Blue. Other species that may be seen include Common Blue, Marbled White, Small Skipper, Small Heath, Brimstone, Meadow Brown and Comma

Directions:   Meet at National Trust car park, Cockrod, Street (Nr YHA) (OS grid: ST480 345). (Nearest postcode: TA24 8HY).  The car park may well be full so allow plenty of time to find alternative roadside parking and share a car if possible.

Public toilets:  Street

Information that applies to all our guided walks

There is no charge for the walks. Children and beginners are especially welcome. No dogs please as some of the sites have livestock on them.

Except where indicated, all walks start promptly at 11.00 am; please take care to arrive in good time.  They are taken at an easy pace and end around 1.00 - 1.30 pm. 

Many sites include steep, rough or wet ground so stout shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Please inform the walk leader if you have health problems that might affect you on the walk. 

Please be aware of the growing risk of Lyme Disease and take appropriate precautions against ticks.  (click here for more information about ticks and Lyme disease)

If the weather is wet or unseasonably cold and dull, the walk will be cancelled. If you have a query about the walk please phone the Walk Leader.