White Field Nature Reserve, Butleigh

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.

Technical sheet
No. 14164699
A Butleigh walk posted on 30/08/21 by Somerset Wildlife Trust. Update : 30/08/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 1h00[?]
Distance Distance : 2.11mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 59ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 59ft
Highest point Highest point : 154ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 69ft
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Butleigh
Starting point Starting point : N 51.096075° / W 2.687554°
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(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)

Waypoints :
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

Useful Information

Roads and footpaths, mostly flat; the latter can become muddy after prolonged periods of rain. Please take care along the roads.

More details : https://www.somersetwildlife.org/wildlif...

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During the walk or to do/see around

Marbled white
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.

Opinions and comments


Global average : 4/5
Number of opinions : 1
Description quality : 4/5
Routemap quality : 4/5
Walk interest : 4/5

on Mon 27 Sep 2021 23:41:28 CEST

Global average : 4 / 5

Date of walk : 27/09/21
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.

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