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Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve
Now owned and maintained by the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, this former World War II military base is now one of largest hay meadows in the UK,
At close to 600 acres in size, Blakehill Farm is currently the largest site run by WWT, and is believed to be one of the biggest grasslands restoration projects in the country.
Recent history has led to Blakehill having a unique benefit to nature -
Blakehill is now home to a large selection of wildflowers thanks to more than ten years of restoration work by the charity -
In recent years, the site has been used to reintroduce native grass snakes to the area in an attempt to protect the species for the future.
Today, visitors are welcome to Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve -
Check the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website for opening times. No dogs are allowed on the site.
The entrance for Blakehill Farm Nature Reserve is on the Malmesbury to Cricklade Road (B4040), just east of the Leigh.
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