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Thornbury Arts Festival: Kites Hill Guided Walk

Kites Hill reserve.
Date and Time: 
Saturday 18 April
Kites Hill Reserve, Gloucester



On Saturday 18 April, Thornbury Arts Festival goers joined Bill Oddie for a guided walk around Kites Hill, the only reserve owned by World Land Trust (WLT). The walk was led by Dan Freeman, wildlife documentary maker and WLT Ambassador.

Kites Hill was donated to WLT as a living legacy in 1999 and since then the Trust has managed the reserve in partnership with the Gloucestershire branch of The Conservation Volunteers.

WLT had a strong presence at Thornbury Arts Festival, Bill and singer/songwriter Sarah Class opened the festival with a performance of A Musical Safari on Friday 17 April 2015. Now in its 45th year, Thornbury Arts Festival is the longest running small arts festival in the country.

Kites Hill is a haven for wildlife and there are several natural habitats within the reserve. Kites Hill is lovely in the spring time and visitors might expect to see a carpet of wild garlic or Ramsons within the Ancient Beech woodland, as well as the characteristic grassland species cowslip, which flowers in Kites Hills meadows. It is not uncommon to see Roe Deer in the reserve, and visitors should keep an eye out for Red Kite overhead.

The ticket price included a seat in the bus from Thornbury to the reserve, which is near Painswick. 

More about A Musical Safari »

Thornbury Arts Festival website »

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