Unimproved neutral grassland and a small copse. The site has open access via rights of way from Butleigh. Please keep to the edges of the field until the hay has been cut.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
(D/A) From the car park of the Rose and Portcullis turn left up the hill; take the first left and continue past the old cottage hospital.
(1) Go straight on through the gate onto the footpath crossing the field then across Harepits Lane noting the apple orchard on your right. Continue on the footpath diagonally across the field. Follow the stream course near the Millenium Wood.
Bear right on the path and head towards the road.
(2) Spectacular views of Glastonbury Tor and the Levels can be seen from here. Turn left on the path towards Greenhill House.
Just before Greenhill House follow the footpath across a field passing through a further gate towards the Nature Reserve.
(3) Enter the Somerset Wildlife Trust White Field Reserve in which you will find a species rich meadow, a small reedbed and an apple orchard. On exiting continue along the footpath towards Harepits Lane at which you turn left then right at the crossroads which leads you back to the car park of The Rose and Portcullis.(D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 128ft - Car park
1 : mi 0.31 - alt. 151ft - Gate
2 : mi 0.92 - alt. 141ft - Glastonbury Tor
3 : mi 1.19 - alt. 79ft - Somerset Wildlife Trust White Field Reserve
D/A : mi 2.11 - alt. 128ft - Car park
Roads and footpaths, mostly flat; the latter can become muddy after prolonged periods of rain. Please take care along the roads.
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A distinctive medium-sized white butterfly, with black-chequered markings. Adults on the wing in the summer, from June to August.
Its yellow flowers look like little slippers and appear in small clusters. They are followed by seed pods that look distinctly like bird’s feet or claws. A low-growing plant, its leaves have five leaflets and are downy.
Global average : 4/5
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Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5
Global average : 4 / 5
Date of walk
Description quality : Good
Easiness to follow the route : Good
Walk interest : Good
The walk was fine except when trying to leave the reserve we should have gone through a gate which was not mentioned in the detail. However we got back on track and finished the walk and enjoyed it.
A mosaic of calcareous grassland, scrub, ancient oak woodland, secondary woodland and conifer plantation on Dundon Hill. The top of Dundon Hill features significant archaeological remains with a hill fort, Bronze Age round barrow and ancient quarry.
Species rich hay meadow. To see the reserve at its best visit between April and mid-July before the annual hay cut.
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The walk follows the Corton Ridge and offers great views across the Somerset Levels and the Dorset Hills. It has great historic significance as Cadbury Castle is reputed to be Camelot King Arthur's Castle. You also cross the ancient medieval village of Whitcombe. It's an up and downer and can be boggy in wet weather. As an incentive there are two great pubs you can call in at!
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