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Stockton Cutting and Tasker's Meadow

A meadow and disused railway cutting

This site contains Taskers Meadow and a steep sided disused railway cutting through lias limestone. 

 

Grass snakes, rabbit and muntjac are all visitors to this pleasant reserve. 

 

The meadow is a valuable grassland rich with different species. Look out for less common plants like hairy violet, false oxlip, dwarf thistle, autumn gentian, wild thyme and the scarce blue fleabane

 

Six species of orchid can be found here including the largest population of greater butterfly orchid in Warwickshire. Other species include bee orchid, common spotted orchid, pyramidal orchid and green winged orchid (first seen on the site in 2013). 

 

Come to spot the many butterflies here from Spring to mid-Summer. Six nationally rare farmland butterflies have been recorded including the grizzled skipper, dingy skipper and white-letter hairstreak.  

Nearby nature reserves

Draycote Meadows
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Ufton Fields
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Hunningham Meadow
4 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
1km north of Stockton
Stockton
Warwickshire
CV23 8HQ
Map reference
SP 437 651
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
fungi
getting away from it all
historical interest
spring flowers
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
5.50 hectares
Access
Yes

The reserve is generally flat and accessible for most. Some areas become steep and in poor conditions can be difficult to walk. Contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
Generally flat but with some steep, sloped areas with steps, muddy in winter. Stile at entrance
Parking
There is some parking off Calias Lane off the A426, on the opposite side of the road to the main gate.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Cattle likely from end Jul - Oct
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
enquiries@wkwt.org.uk?subject=mail from reserve pages