Know before you go
Parking informationNo car park - access on foot via Holmbury Drive
Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMay to August
About the reserve
Formerly a clay extraction site for brick making, Inholms Claypit has been transformed into a haven for wildlife. The reserve now features a mixture of open grassland and young woodland and has large populations of orchid and butterfly species.
The grassland feature a variety of wildflowers including common spotted orchids and southern marsh orchid, whilst bluebells, dogs mercury and wood anemone can be found in the wooded areas.
The site supports a number of butterfly species including green hairstreak and dingy skipper. Other invertebrates include Roessel’s bush cricket and burrowing insects such as bees and solitary wasps.
Also look out for the common lizard and birds such as buzzard, woodcock and siskin.