Bin Combe

This important area of moorland is owned and managed by the National Trust to protect the rare Heath Fritillary. 


The habitat is tall dense bracken on steep slopes where there are no paths. Long trousers to protect against ticks and adders are needed as well as walking boots or shoes. 

Key Species

Butterflies: Heath Fritillary


Walk leaflet

For further information about the walk, please download our walk leaflet.

Species you may see

Please check the flight times for any species you particularly want to see.  (species pages)

April & May

June & July

Heath Fritillary




Turn off B3224 at the Blagdon Cross junction, take the minor road across Dunkery Hill towards Luccombe and park as shown on the map below. 


Park in Dunkery Beacon Car Park at SS 905 410 or at Dunkery Gate at SS 895 406 

Public Transport


Toilets:  Wheddon Cross

Bin Combe Gallery

These photos have been provided by our members during their visits to Bin Combe

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