Stirtingale Farm SNCI
The Tufa Field is adjacent to and currently extends the Stirtingale Farm SNCI (Site of Nature Conservation Interest). The apron of the field is hunting ground for the SNCI’s Owls, Buzzards, and Foxes, and feeding and breeding grounds for the SNCI’s Bats, Reptiles, Badgers and a host of small mammals and amphibians.
The trees of Stirtingale Farm form part of the Bath Skyline, a protected area designed to enhance the views from the city centre.
The Tufa Field is home to 2 Badger setts on site , and another just in the woods in the picture above.
Placing a plastic reptile fence across a Badger’s feeding run is futile.
From 1898 to 1930, Stirtingale Farm housed the Bladud Golf Club on land now occupied by housing around Corston View.