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Parliament Piece

A single field with the appearance of parkland

Designated an Local Nature Reserve, Parliament Piece offers a range of habitats with attractive open rough grassland, impressively tall trees, old hedgerows and a pond.


Managed as hay meadow, the grassland is dominated by coarse grasses, thistles and docks, providing ideal habitat for skipper and brown butterflies. Sometimes, hundreds of meadow brown can offer an impressive sight, dancing amongst the grass. 


Great spotted woodpecker can often be seen or heard amongst the magnificent Turkey oaks, beech, field maple and Scots pine.


The pond’s shady waters, edged with ash and willow, provide a home to common frog and smooth newt which both spawn here in spring.

Nearby nature reserves

Crackley Woods
0 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Kenilworth Common
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Knowle Hill
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

On the northern edge of Kenilworth, off Upper Spring Lane
Map reference
SP 288 729
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
6.10 hectares
There are no formal paths around the reserve but the area is relatively flat.
Walking information
Flat, informal paths, muddy in winter. Access via stiles
Parking at site entrance off Upper Spring Lane
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
May be cattle in autumn
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages