St Aidens Hillside

Managed by RSPB 

Site Details

Walkers:                                                   Length  2258m                         Altitude: 70m           Walk Time 1.25 hr

St Aidan's has been transformed from an old, open cast mine to a reserve that's alive with wildlife. Its relatively small size means you can easily explore a rich variety of habitats including reedbeds, wetlands, meadows and woodland. 


S1:  Regular grassaland species  

S2: Stands out as home of the Marbled Whites and huge numbers of Gatekeeper but also Dingy Skipper and Small Skipper  The damper areas also support good numbers of Large Skipper and Orange tip , Green Viened whites

S3  Main area for Common Blue 

S4 Regular grassland species

S6  This shadier area with trees is home of the Ringlet  as well as good numbers of Marbled White, Large Skipper and Comma

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