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Where to see red kites
Countryside and picnic sites

Watlington Hill

National Trust chalk grassland site providing panoramic views over Watlington and the Oxfordshire Vale, a good place to see Red Kites. A mosaic of short rabbit turf,scrub and dense yew woodland, make it an especially good site for butterflies, with a large population of silver-spotted skipper flying here from late July to early September.

This is also a super spot for picnics - just watch butterflies flutter and red kites soar overhead.

Facilities

Car park. There is a pub in nearby Christmas Common and pubs/tearoom in Watlington.

The car park for the hill is 1 mile south-east of Watlington, east of the B480.

Access

Firm path suitable for wheelchairs from the car park to the edge of the chalk downland (250m). Average gradient 1:18.

Owner

The National Trust

Information: National Trust 01494 528 051

Location

Near Christmas Common. Signposted off Hill Road, between Watlington and Christmas Common.

OS Map

Sheet 171: Chiltern Hills West

Grid Reference

SU703936

Dogs Allowed

On leads near livestock.

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