Gower Reserves
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Bunker's Hill
SS 428 881
Pitton
Area 0.3ha

Small area of scrub, bracken and grassland with abundant flowers.

Access roadside parking, steep walk to reserve, one path

Voluntary Warden Mr Ken Dorman

Location
1 km west of Rhossili. The reserve is approached by a steep track to the north of the hamlet of Pitton, where cars are best left at the bottom of the slope. Access can be obtained by the way of a stile on the eastern side of the reserve.

 

Description
Bunker's Hill is a small triangle of land occupying a south-facing slope. A mosaic of Bracken, dominates the reserve with scrub including Bramble, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Holly, Sycamore and some Gorse, much of which is moribund. Willows, with some Ash regenerating, occupy an area of less well-drained ground.

Although only a small area, more than sixty species of flowering plants have been recorded, including Primrose (1-5), Bluebell (4-6), Wood Sage (7-9) and Tutsan (6-8) in the drier areas, with Wild Angelica (7-9, water Mint (7-10), Ragged-Robin (5-6) and Marsh Thistle (7-9) colonising the damper ground.

 

 

Good times to visit

April-June  Spring flowers

May-July  Summer breeding birds

September-November  Fungi

 

 

 

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