Wildlife on Glastonbury Tor

Young rabbit nibbling grass, Glastonbury Tor, Somerset

Explore the Glastonbury Tor and come face to face with some amazing wildlife including one of Britain's rarest butterflies, the Large Blue.


Watch out for kestrels at the end of summer. Swallows gather here to feast on insects before flying off for the winter. You may catch an aerial view of a Green woodpecker as you climb the Tor.

Badgers, rabbits, foxes

The Tor is also home to badgers, rabbits and foxes. Look out for the rabbits early in the morning. The badgers and foxes will come out later in the evening.

Grazing the Tor

The Tor is managed by grazing sheep and cows. The livestock help to keep the grass short in a natural and traditional way.

Large Blue butterfly

Collard Hill is the only place in Britain where you're freely able to see this incredibly rare and special butterfly. We've dedicated this hillside to the conservation of the Large Blue and helping you engage with this most curious of insects.

Large Blue blog

If you fancy finding out more about the Large Blue then visit our blog. From June to mid-July you can keep up to date with the latest news, weather and photos from Collard Hill.