Beacon Hill Conservation Park
Know before you go
Entry feeFree access
The reserve is currently developing its access points and there is no dedicated parking area so please park Beacon Hill Road and access the reserve via the public footpath.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July. Seasonal highlights include Wild Flowers in spring and Butterflies/Moths in summer
About the reserve
This reserve is an extensive network of habitats of significant wildlife value including scrub, woodland, hedgerows and grassland. The large central area of the reserve was previously a landfill site, and has now been restored as a wildflower meadow. At the southern edge is a wood gully. Two notable moths, the fern and Haworth's pug have been recorded here.
Species found are Fox, Grey Squirrel, buzzard, kestrel, tree creeper, Rabbit, Skylark, Meadow Pipit, Ash, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Pedunculate Oak, Sycamore, Cow Parsley, Field Horsetail, Hedge Woundwort, Hoary Ragwort, Primrose, Red Clover, White Clover, Wild Clematis, Wild Parsnip, Yarrow and moth species such as Fern, Haworth’s Pug, Marbled Coronet, Cream Wave and Scorched Wing.