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Loxley Church Meadow

A peaceful, pretty hay meadow

This peaceful, pretty reserve is an ancient hay meadow with lovely views across countryside

 

What's it like to visit? 

You might notice the ancient ridge and furrow pattern to this meadow which suggests farming long ago. A stream forms the bottom boundary and it's great for wildflowers. 

 

What might you spot?

If you want to tick off species in your wildflower spotter's handbook this is a great place to come! There's an abundance of cowslips, dropwort, common spotted orchid and goldilocks buttercup. You might also find meadow vetchling, yellow rattle, common birdsfoot trefoil, lady's bedstraw and great burnet

 

An impressive twenty-two species of butterfly can be found here, with orange-tip, common blue and small copper all fluttering through the meadow. 

 

Nearby nature reserves

Goldicote Cutting
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Welcombe Hills
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Hampton Wood & Meadow
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Situated close to the centre of Loxley village
Wellesbourne
Warwickshire
CV35 9JP
Map reference
SP 259 532
Great for...
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.10 hectares
Access
Members Only

There are no defined paths around this reserve but it advised to keep to the field boundaries.
Walking information
Please keep to field boundaries. Paths are undefined
Parking
Park at entrance off Wellsbourne Road, which joins Loxley Road
Dogs
No dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Sheep until around November
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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