We want to keep you informed and inspired by the activities of the large blue butterfly. Unfortunately this year we request that you refrain from visiting Collard Hill where possible, to benefit the butterfly and its habitat.
Due to coronavirus we have been unable to recruit a Large Blue Ranger to show you around the site this year, but we will be monitoring the population and keeping you up to date with everything large blue. So please do keep an eye on this blog to see what’s new with the large blue.
Parking and Accessing Collard Hill
We hope to limit the number of visitors on site this year to protect you and the large blue butterfly. This will allow for observation of social distancing and reduce damage to the large blue habitat and therefore population.
Parking is available at Ivythorn Hill YHA, with pedestrian access only to Collard Hill. The map below shows the way-marked route along with the location of the visitor information point. Please note these will not be present this year due to coronavirus.
If you do visit Collard Hill please take the following information into consideration:
- The site comprises steep slopes and uneven surfaces
- The weather conditionsWe strongly advise wearing good supportive footwear, bringing plenty of liquid in hot weather along with sun hats and sun-cream. In wet weather the site is exposed and can become very slippery so please be careful.
Large Blue Legislation
Thank you in advance for your cooperation, and apologies for any inconvenience.