Draycott Sleights

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Draycott Sleights sits high up on the Mendip Hills above the village of Draycott and besides any wildlife, it commands spectacular views south across the levels. But it does host an abundance of wildlife. Skylark, Green Woodpecker and Kestrels are often seen but you may also find Wheatear, Pipits and Stonechat.

The Somerset Wildlife Trust reserve butts up against Natural Englands Rodney Stoke NNR so that there is a large contiguous area of upland grassland. This is a diminishing habitat in the UK and an important stronghold for some of the UK's rarest plants and insects.

It is a quiet reserve without a lot of people and car parking is very limited indeed. With steep hill walks and open grassland it is not one suitable for those with limited mobility.

Photos relating to Draycott Sleights and the village of Draycott can be found here.

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