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River Arrow

A small site with a mosaic of habitats

River Arrow reserve is a large area of grassland with a small area of woodland plus ponds and the river. It is valuable for locally rare small teasel and kingfishers.

 

What's it like to visit?

You may spot chub and pike in the river with its pebbly shores for hemlock, feeding grey wagtails and several regionally scarce beetles. 

 

The banks are edged with willows, alder, oak and hawthorn providing ideal perches for kingfishers. In summer purple-loosestrife, great willowherb and fool’s water-cress line the pool where mallard and moorhen hatch their broods. Water boatmen and whirligig beetles swirl on the pool’s surface, while dragonflies and damselflies dart busily by.

 

What is there to do?

Follow the circular marked trail which will guide you around all this reserve has to offer!

 

Volunteer work party at this reserve!
Meet monthly on a Saturday:

  • Try out conservation tasks on your local nature reserve
  • Meet new people and make new friends!
  • Help protect wildlife and restore wildflower meadows
  • Do your bit for your local community
  • No prior experience or minimum commitment required

Want to find out more?

Let us know you’re interested! Email volunteer@wkwt.org.uk or call 024 7630 2912.  

 


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Grove Hill
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Rough Hill Wood
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Sands Meadows
4 miles - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Ragley Mill Lane
Alcester
Warwickshire
B49 5DU
Map reference
SP 086 581
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
3.00 hectares
Access
Contact the Trust for accessibility information.
Parking
Parking on Ragley Mill Lane
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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