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.

Type of habitat:
Wet heath, springline mire, lowland meadow, wet woodland.

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.

Noteworthy species:
Small pearl-bordered fritillary, white beaked-sedge, dioecious sedge, many-stemmed spike rush, meadow thistle, bog asphodel, pale butterwort, marsh St. John’s-wort


Somerset Wildlife Trust nature reserve
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Managed/owned by:
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.


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