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Radway Meadows

Species-rich meadows in a magnificent setting

These sloping fields sit in an historic Civil War landscape and are in the north east tip of the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Beauty, the only AONB in Warwickshire. 


What's it like to visit? 

This reserve is in a magnificent setting, beneath the wooded scarp slope of Edge Hill. Explore the two meadows and stream bordered by ancient hedgerows. The hedgerows may be 400 years old with a mix of oak, ash, English elm and pear. 


If you fancy foraging visit in autumn for haws from the midland hawthorn and there are also crab apples. 


What might you spot?

Finding adder's tongue fern here hints at the age of this meadow; it should appear between June and August. Summer treats to look for are spires of common spotted orchids, quaking grass and the rounded purple-blue heads of devil's bit scabious


Dog rose and field rose scramble through the tangled hedgerows producing pretty flowers in summer and ripe hips bring dashes of colour in autumn. 






Nearby nature reserves

Tysoe Island
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Lamb's Pool
7 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Loxley Church Meadow
8 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Near the village of Radway, south of Kineton
CV35 0BT
Map reference
SP 366 475
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
9.40 hectares
There are no formal paths around the reserve and there is a steep slope.
Walking information
Steep slopes, undefined paths, soft patches, muddy in winter
Off road parking on King John's Lane
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Grazing animals at certain times of year
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages