This reserve is owned by Butterfly Conservation and the management is primarily for the Small Blue butterfly.
This site is an ancient hillfort with steep limestone grassland slopes, in a spectacular location on the Mendip Hills. Rising to a height of 265 m on the Mendip ridge, the top of the hill is surrounded by the earthwork of the Iron Age enclosure and there are splendid views towards Glastonbury Tor in the east or westward down the Severn estuary towards Exmoor
Butterflies: Small Blue, Brown Argus, Grizzled Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Wall Brown, Small Heath.
For further information about the walk, please download our walk leaflet.
From the A371 at Draycott village, turn at the brown tourist sign to the Gliding Club onto New Road (which joins up with the B3135 near Priddy). Drive up the very steep hill for about half a mile and park at the pull in on the left side of the road beside the Somerset Wildlife Trust (SWT) Draycott Sleights reserve at ST486513.
Limited roadside parking at the entrance to Draycott Sleights (SWT) reserve.
Shop: Community shop in Draycott (The Street)
Toilets: Cheddar (Station Rd (by Tesco), Dags Hole (Gorge) and Cliff St carpark) or Wedmore (The Borough)