Elliott Nature Reserve (Swift’s Hill, SSSI)

Swift’s hill is ancient common land residing in Slad Valley. The awesome view into the valley is described in Laurie Lee’s “Cider with Rosie”. Five varieties of orchid have been found on the hill’s limestone grassland, adders and slowworms (grass snakes) are to be found in a disused quarry to the west of the hill.

Swift as the wind…