Walton Common (grid reference ST428738) is a 25.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) near the village of Walton in Gordano, North Somerset, notified in 1991.
The Common which is both a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The Common remains in private ownership and the Avon Wildlife Trust has a lease to manage it as a nature reserve. The site has two saucer shaped round barrows from the Bronze Age, and the Walton Common banjo enclosure, a banjo enclosure from the late Iron Age that may be a univallate hillfort, with associated fields.
Wildflowers found on the common include thyme, marjoram, rock-rose, St John's wort, autumn gentian and violets. Butterflies are particularly notable including common blue, brown argus, grizzled and dingy skipper, green and purple hairstreak, and dark green fritillary. Other insects such as grasshoppers, glow-worms and moths are abundant. Birds identified at the site include; blackcap, whitethroat, buzzard, kestrel and sparrowhawk.
SAND POINT, Weston-super-Mare
TARGET SPECIES -
Grayling, Wall Brown, Chalkhill Blue, Common Blue, Small Copper plus all the usual suspects! The Glanville Fritillary also flew here until fairly recently, it is probably extinct on the hill but you never know what you may find when really looking!
This is a super place to visit and is a rocky out crop that sits out to sea above the sandy and dog-friendly beach of Sand Bay.
Sand Point is in fact owned and managed by the National Trust and parking and access is easy although the path and steps to the top are steep! The car park is currently £1 for up to an hour or £3.50 for longer than an hour. Please keep in mind that even though flat on top it is rocky in places and I would advise wearing good walking boots here. For more info visit the National Trust's website.. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mendip-hills/trails/sand-point-circular-coastal-walk