Wednesday 12th June 2019, 11:00am-1:30pm

Ubley Warren SWT Reserve, Mendip Hills


  • Georgian Shuckburgh
  • 01761 462005

51.295977017, -2.7131951473266

Ubley Warren SWT Reserve, Charterhouse, Mendip Hills

Ubley Warren is a Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve and is characterised by the uneven ground of old spoil heaps and worked out mineral veins or ‘rakes’, known locally as ‘gruffy ground.’

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary - Bob Eade
Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Walk Leader: Georgina Shuckburgh

Target species:  Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Common Blue, Small Heath, Small and Large Skippers and Small Copper along with the last of the Grizzled Skippers and the first of the Dark Green Fritillaries and Meadow Browns.

Directions:   Meet at the kissing gate at OS Grid: ST 503 554 which is the entrance to the reserve.  Parking is limited along the road edge or turn down the lane beside the Charterhouse centre for futher parking.   (Nearest postcode: BS40 7XR).  Zoom in on the map for actual location.

Public toilets:  Cheddar:  Station Rd (BS27 3AH), Cliff St car park (BS27 3PS), Gorge (BS27 3QJ).    Burrington Combe:  Next to cattle grid at bottom of combe (BS40 7AT).   Blagdon: A368 nearly opposite Seymour Arms (BS40 7TH) (Located in the children's playground).

Butterfly Walks in Somerset & Bristol booklet: Featured on Page 44

Details of the walk can also be found on the branch website (link here)

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.