Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves

Explore Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Ubley Warren and Velvet Bottom Nature Reserves and the surrounding landscape of The Mendip Hills AONB.

Technical sheet
No. 14027101
A Priddy walk posted on 27/08/21 by Somerset Wildlife Trust. Update : 27/08/21
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h05[?]
Distance Distance : 6.42km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 73m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 65m
Highest point Highest point : 260m
Lowest point Lowest point : 194m
Easy Difficulty : Easy
Back to starting point Back to starting point : Yes
Walking Walking
Location Location : Priddy
Starting point Starting point : N 51.298026° / W 2.710832°
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Description

(D/A) From the car park take the path to the right of the interpretation board (opposite the entrance road). Follow the path to the kissing gate.

(1) Enter Ubley Warren Nature Reserve through the kissing gate. Take the right hand path where it splits and follow the path across the reserve.

(2) At the ladder stile, climb over into the next field and follow the path straight ahead across the next section of the reserve.

(3) At the metal gate by the road, go through the kissing gate and turn right.

(4) Follow the road around to the Velvet Bottom Nature Reserve entrance gate. Follow the path along the reserve.

(5) At the end of the reserve at the gate, turn around and follow the path back to the road.

(4) Turn left onto the road and follow it up the hill, going straight on at the cross-roads.

(5) Follow the public footpath sign over the stile on the right and walk across the field. Go over the next stile and enter Blackmoor Nature Reserve. Follow the path to the right and back to the car park.(D/A)

Waypoints :
D/A : km 0 - alt. 238m - Car park
1 : km 0.27 - alt. 251m - Ubley Warren Nature Reserve
2 : km 0.54 - alt. 260m - Ladder stile
3 : km 1.1 - alt. 248m - Metal gate
4 : km 1.57 - alt. 238m - Road
5 : km 3.37 - alt. 194m - End of the reserve
6 : km 5.84 - alt. 251m - Public footpath sign
D/A : km 6.42 - alt. 238m - Car park

Useful Information

Public footpaths and with stiles and gates. Be aware of grazing animals and keep dogs on leads around livestock. Watch out for uneven ground and hidden mineshafts on Ubley Warren.

More details : https://www.somersetwildlife.org/wildlif...

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During the walk or to do/see around

Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary
Easily confused with the Pearl Bordered Fritillary, both are of a similar size and appearance. The Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary has a mosaic of white, oranges and browns underside.

Skylark
The Skylark’s long, complicated, beautiful song-flights can last for up to an hour and they can reach 300m before descending.

Meadow Saffron
Its leaves can be confused with Wild Garlic, a potentially lethal mistake, since all parts of the plant can carry a deadly poison called Colchicine.

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