| Local Nature Reserve|
TL 987 255
| Colchester, Essex|
| Colchester Borough Council|
Cymbeline Way, Colchester CO3 3QJ, UK
Closed today SaturdayClosedSundayClosedMonday12AM–11:59PMTuesday12AM–11:59PMWednesday12AM–11:59PMThursday12AM–11:59PMFriday12AM–11:59PM
Castle Park, The Lion, Vallies Lounge, The Sixth Form College, Three Wise Monkeys
Hilly Fields, Colchester Wikipedia
Hilly Fields is a 37.5 hectare Local Nature Reserve in Colchester in Essex. It is owned and managed by Colchester Borough Council. It is also a Scheduled Monument as it is in a late Iron Age site and Roman Camulodunum.
The site has diverse habitats of grassland, woods, hedges, scrub, ponds and marsh. The grassland is grazed by rabbits, and invertebrates include minotaur beetles and bee wolf wasps. The woodland is mainly oak, ash and hawthorn, and the pond banks have reedmace and reed sweet-grass.
There is access from Sussex Road.