Twinhills Woods and Meadows

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Twinhills Woods and Meadows
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Twinhills Woods and Meadows is located in Somerset
Twinhills Woods and Meadows
Location within Somerset
Area of SearchSomerset
Grid referenceST558432
Coordinates51°11′11″N 2°38′02″W / 51.18631°N 2.63380°W / 51.18631; -2.63380Coordinates: 51°11′11″N 2°38′02″W / 51.18631°N 2.63380°W / 51.18631; -2.63380
Area21.2 hectares (0.212 km2; 0.082 sq mi)
Notification1990 (1990)
Natural England website

Twinhills Woods and Meadows (grid reference ST558432) is a 21.2 hectare (52.4 acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the Monarch's Way south of Dulcote in Somerset, notified in 1990.

Twinhills Woods and Meadows comprise a complex of ancient, semi-natural woodland, neutral and calcareous grassland with associated mature hedges and areas of shrub growth. Further interest is added by the presence of a large number of butterfly species on the site. A total of 26 species have been recorded including grizzled skipper (Pyrgus malvae), white-letter hairstreak (Satyrium w-album),[1] green-veined white (Pieris napi),[1] brown argus (Aricia agestis), marbled white (Melangargia galthea), silver-washed fritillary (Argynnis paphia) and marsh fritillary (Eurodryas aurinia).[1]

The site is crossed by the Monarch's Way long distance footpath.


  1. ^ a b c "Twinhills Woods and Meadows" (PDF). English Nature. Retrieved 2006-08-21.