Knowle Hill

Small skipper butterfly. Zsuzsanna Bird

Zsuzsanna Bird

Come butterfly spotting!


On the north east side of Kenilworth, situated off Knowle Hill, close to the junction with Dalehouse Lane and Common Lane

OS Map Reference

SP 300 727
A static map of Knowle Hill

Know before you go

4 hectares

Parking information

Roadside parking on Greensward Close, Villiers Road, Rainsley Drive or on surrounding roads

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Steep slopes, informal paths


Informal paths lead the way around the reserve which can become steep in places. Contact the Trust for more information on accessibility.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This reserve is a mix of grassland, scrub and woodland. It is really important for butterflies and at least 24 species have been recorded here since 1991, such as small skipper and small copper.  

There are many types of grasses including fescues and bents, Yorkshire-fog and smooth meadow-grass, which attract numerous insects.   Twenty-one species of butterfly have been spotted here, including purple hairstreak, marbled white and small copper.

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map