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Kingsbury Meadow

A small reserve but with a great mix of habitats. An oasis of calm with lush vegetation.

Kingsbury Meadow is a small meadow, on either side of the Hurley Brook, which is a tributary of the River Tame. It's an old flood meadow and while it doesn't flood anymore it can get boggy so remember to wear appropriate footwear. 

 

The open areas of grassland and marsh are thriving with a diversity of wildflowers which provide spectacular colour throughout the summer months, attracting both people and wildlife. 

 

The area of scrub between the wood and the grassland offers foraging and nesting opportunities for bats and birds. In autumn

 

What's it like to visit?

Explore the different habitats here from marshy and wet grassland and swamp to woodland and an important sedge bed of waist-high reeds. It's best to stick to the path and you will be surrounded by the wildflowers and grasses. 

 

Hurley brook runs through the middle of the reserve with a footbridge at one end and stepping stones at the other. After heavy rain the stepping stones may be submerged but in drier spells you can do a circular walk round the reserve. There are three live willow structures to admire and two signs showing you a map of the site and the species you might see here. 

 

Kingsbury is an oasis of calm and quiet. Walking through the tall, lush vegetation - it's like a little paradise. You wouldn't believe there's a railway at one end and a main road at the other! 

 

What is there to do here?

  • Watch wildlife
  • Reconnect with nature
  • Watch for bats at dusk

 

What might you spot?

The sedge bed has two species that are important to Warwickshire and not found much in our county - Brown sedge and Marsh horsetail. Look out for evidence of otters in the area and fish in the brook. If you're here at dusk you might see pipistrelle bats. 

 

The swamp habitat here is great for bees, dragonflies and hoverflies and the wildflowers include great burnet - spot the crimson lollipop flowers! 

 

Nearby nature reserves

Whitacre Heath
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Cole End Park
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Abbey Green Park
5 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Kingsbury Meadow, off Coventry Road
Kingsbury
Warwickshire
B78 2LS
Map reference
SP 21646 96165
Great for...
birdwatching
spring flowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jun
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Opening Times
Open to the public
Size
2.85 hectares
Status
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Access
Open to the public: Access is off the A51, Coventry Road. From the roundabout connecting the A51, A4097 and B4098, take the exit for the A51, Coventry Road. Turn into Pear Tree Avenue, then Meadow Close is the next right for access on foot. Accessibility: Not wheelchair accessible.
Walking information
On foot you can enter the Reserve via the junction of Meadow Close and Wright Close.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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