Ellie Phillips led a GNS field meeting to examine the limestone heath of Cleeve Hill. There are several patches of heather (Calluna vulgaris) on Cleeve Hill near the Masts, currently in full bloom and alive with bees. Cleeve Hill, (about the highest point on the Cotswold ridge) rears up above Prestbury near Cheltenham, and is oolitic limestone, so heather would seem an unlikely plant to find there, but it picks out the small patches of Harford Sands. Some parts were fenced off about 20 years ago to protect the heathland flora from stock grazing for most of the year. It is very striking that you can be walking through the enclosures and move from an acidic flora (the heather) to a limestone flora (tor-grass) within two paces.