Chilcombe Bottom Nature Reserve

Chilcombe Bottom Nature Reserve offers a pleasing balance of pasture, woodland and wetland habitats, making it the perfect spot for exploring local wildlife.

About Chilcombe Bottom

Nestled in a small valley within the larger St Catherine’s Valley, Chilcombe Bottom Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife. Amongst the limestone grassland, the decommissioned reservoir site consists of footpaths, sunken lanes, streams and ponds.

Finding Chilcombe Bottom




What you can do at Chilcombe Bottom

Site facilities


Walk along the footpath that goes through the nature reserve

Car park

Access the car park via Seven Acres Lane – parking is limited

Opening hours

There are no restrictions for this site

Opening hours

There are no opening or closing restrictions for this site.

Our rules

When you visit our sites please follow our rules.

  • Stay out of the water
  • Keep to paths
  • Do not damage wildlife and plants
  • Dogs allowed but must be kept on leads. Please clean up after your dog
  • No fires or BBQs
  • No littering
  • No cycling
  • Please keep to permitted areas