Working in partnership

Wildflowers attract lots of rare butterflies

We're working in partnership with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to encourage and improve the wildlife on Crickley Hill.

Crickley Hill is one of the best examples of limestone grassland in the country. Its wide variety of wildflowers has resulted in it being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. Yellow wort, carline thistle, autumn gentian and clustered bellflower all thrive here. The wildflowers in return encourage butterflies like the Chalkhill Blue. 


We've recently joined forces with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to look after Crickley Hill. We're working together to protect the scheduled ancient monument, encourage wildlife and helping visitors to discover more about its importance and fascinating history.


The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust operate the car parks, cafe and toilets. To help raise vital funds to support thir conservation work, they do charge for car parking. They are also run a full programme of wildlife themed activities and events.