Cotswold Grassland Week: The butterflies and flowers of Brown's Folly

Thursday 11/06/15 13:00 - 15:00

Brown's Folly

Join us for a woodland walk to the limestone grassland plateau overlooking Bath to see the amazing wildlife of Brown's Folly. Learn about the history that sculpted the site and the mines beneath it.

Brown's Folly nature reserve is a stunning woodland with spectacular views across Bath and the surrounding area. Steeped in history, the site has a network of mines underneath where stone was once quarried to build the houses of Bath. The mines are now home to hundreds of endangered bats, making Brown's Folly an important Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

A plateau of wildflower rich limestone grassland still survives in the middle of the woodland, full of orchids, rare flowers and insects, and the 19th Century folly tower that gives the site its name offers breathtaking views of the historic city of Bath.

Please meet at the woodland car park on Prospect Place / Farleigh Rise.

Families welcome.