Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Cricklade, Wiltshire, SN6 6RA
Close window

Call direct on:

Tel.01380 725670

Belted Galloway Grazing at Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Belted Galloway Grazing at Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve War Memorial
  • Belted Galloway at Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
  • Oxeye Daisy at Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve

Tickets online buchen


Blakehill Farm is a former military airfield which Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is turning back into wildlife-rich hay meadow. 

In World War II, Dakotas took off from here carrying troops and equipment to the battlefields of Europe. The old runways are long gone but they can still be traced by the changes in vegetation. Now the grassland is home to brown hare, roe deer, kestrel and skylarks.

Living in the margins, hedgerows, ponds and damp ground are many wildlife species, including bullfinch, lapwing, grass snake and 14 species of dragonfly.

Through the summer, adder’s-tongue fern, great burnet, oxeye daisies, lady’s bedstraw and bird’s-foot-trefoil flower in the grasses. Above the flowers fly small copper, brown hairstreak, common blue and marbled white butterflies. Birds include wheatears, whinchats, stonechats, partridge, barn owls and tawny owls. During winter, the nature reserve often receives sightings of short-eared owls and snipe.

The reserve is very flat and easy to navigate on the tarmac tracks.

A variety of events take place at Blakehill Farm throughout the year including War to Wildlife Walks.


Free Admission - Free AdmissionFrei

Hinweis: Bei den Preisen handelt es sich lediglich um Richtwerte, die sich täglich ändern können.

Karte & Wegbeschreibung


 Blakehill Farm is signposted off B4040, Malmesbury Road, between Minety and Cricklade, adjacent to village of Leigh. From Cricklade drive about 1.3 miles from edge of town. The reserve entrance is on the left about 100 yards after entering Leigh. From Minety drive about 3.2 miles. Reserve entrance is on right about 0.5 miles after the Forester’s Arms pub. For car park follow the signs from the new vehicle access road.

Richtungen der öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel

If using bus – Service 50 travels from Cricklade to Cirencester via Leigh and Ashton Keynes. Service 52 travels from Swindon through to Royal Wootton Bassett via Minety. Visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/parkingtransportandstreets

If cycling - Local route from Cricklade goes all the way into Blakehill Farm, with access via Chelworth Industrial Estate. Continue past World War II Memorial Cairns and Purley Farm House. Visit www.sustrans.org.uk



  • Alle Bereiche für behinderte Gäste zugänglich

Die wichtigsten Merkmale

  • Auf dem Land

Kinder und Kleinkinder

  • Kinder willkommen (3 oder älter)

Parken und Transport

  • Parken (kostenlos)
  • Parkplatz vor Ort


  • Buchung im Voraus empfohlen


An Weihnachten geöffnet
An Neujahr geöffnet

* Open all year round, 24 hours a day.


Was liegt in der Nähe

  1. The Cotswold Water Park

    The Cotswold Water Park is an area of 40 square miles with more than 150 lakes set across…

    3.09 Meilen entfernt
  2. Lower Moor - Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

    Owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, the Lower Moor Farm complex is a landscape of…

    4.4 Meilen entfernt
  3. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Swindon

    McArthurGlen's Swindon Designer Outlet lies within the beautifully renovated Grade II…

    6.12 Meilen entfernt
  1. STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

    Get up close to magnificent locomotives, be a signalman in the GWR interactive Signal Box…

    6.15 Meilen entfernt
  2. Wyvern Theatre

    The Wyvern Theatre offers a mixed programme of concerts, comedy, dance, drama, musical…

    6.72 Meilen entfernt
  3. Studley Grange Garden & Leisure Park

    In Butterfly World and the animal paddock meet the otters and meerkats and visit the…

    7.39 Meilen entfernt
  4. Roves Farm Visitor Centre

    Roves Farm is a family run, working farm open all year round. We welcome visitors of all…

    8.45 Meilen entfernt
  5. REME Museum

    The REME Museum displays the proud history of the Corps of the Royal Electrical and…

    9.18 Meilen entfernt
  6. Kelmscott Manor

    Visit Kelmscott Manor, the inspirational Cotswold retreat of William Morris, Father of…

    11.59 Meilen entfernt
  7. Westonbirt, The National Arboretum

    Westonbirt, The National Arboretum managed by Forestry England, is a remarkable place for…

    13.79 Meilen entfernt
  8. Alexander Keiller Museum

    One of the most important prehistoric archaeological collections in Britain. Includes…

    13.82 Meilen entfernt
  9. National Trust Avebury

    At Avebury you will find the largest stone circle in the world, a museum and a manor…

    13.94 Meilen entfernt
  10. Avebury Stone Circle and Avebury Manor and Garden

    The pretty village of Avebury nestles within the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage…

    13.96 Meilen entfernt
  11. Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum

    Motor museum with vintage, post-vintage and classic cars, including American models. The…

    14.82 Meilen entfernt
  12. Chippenham Museum

    The Museum is housed in a fine 18th century grade II listed building. The displays tell…

    15.24 Meilen entfernt
  13. Bowood House and Gardens

    Outstanding 18th century mansion house estate.

    15.42 Meilen entfernt
Previous Next

Folgen Sie uns auf...

Nicht verpassen

Nicht verpassen

Nicht verpassen

Nicht verpassen

Nicht verpassen