Joint ownership

Wildflowers attract lots of rare butterflies

We're working in partnership with 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. 


The National Trust shares joint ownership of the land at Crickley Hill with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. We work together as custodians of this delicate, much-loved and well-used site to ensure it is protected for the enjoyment and benefit of both current and future generations


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 also run a full programme of wildlife themed activities and events.