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Knowle Hill

A particularly important reserve for a wide variety of butterflies

This reserve contains a diverse area of grassland, scrub and woodland. It is particularly important for butterflies. Twenty-one species of butterfly are listed here, including purple hairstreak, marbled white and small copper. 

 

There are many types of grasses including fescues and bents, Yorkshire-fog and smooth meadow-grass, which attract numerous insects.

 

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland
Species
Harebell, Foxglove, Purple Hairstreak, Marbled White

Nearby nature reserves

Kenilworth Common
0 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Parliament Piece
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Glasshouse Spinney
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
On the north east side of Kenilworth, situated off Knowle Hill, close to the junction with Dalehouse Lane and Common Lane
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 2SG
Map reference
SP 300 727
Great for...
getting away from it all
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
4.10 hectares
Access
Yes

Informal paths lead the way around the reserve which can become steep in places.
Walking information
Steep slopes, informal paths
Parking
Roadside parking on Greensward Close, Villiers Road, Rainsley Drive or on surrounding roads
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
enquiries@wkwt.org.uk?subject=mail from reserve pages