Ringdown nature reserve provides a mixture of habitats at one of the headwaters of the River Culm. Parts of the site were arable and are being restored to traditional grassland. There is also exceptionally species-rich wet heath and springline mire, both classic Blackdown Hills habitats.
Look out for:
Black knapweed, betony, devil’s-bit scabious, lousewort, round-leaved sundew, heath spotted-orchid, ragged robin, heathers, and very rich moss communities.
Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Somerset Wildlife Trust
Best time to visit:
May to September
Grid reference: ST179154
Nearest postcode: TA3 7QQ
Open access. Space for three or four cars to park.