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Stonebridge Meadows

Pasture and woodland with areas of acidic grassland, unusual in Warwickshire

This Local Nature Reserve occupies a southerly aspect within the Sowe Valley and joins the neighbouring reserves of Stoke Floods and Wyken Slough in forming a vital part of the Sowe Valley ‘Green Corridor’.

 

The site presents an interesting mix of habitats, with a combination of acidic and neutral grassland, with marshy areas prevalent on the lower lying ground. Grazed for the last 150 years, Stonebridge Meadows harbours many wild flowers including locally uncommon harebell, with damper areas revealing a medley of marsh-loving species including willowherbs and bullrush. 

 

A summer’s day offers the chance to see many butterfly and other insect species. Over 260 species of beetle have been recorded here, and several dragonflies too. Early evenings provide a banquet of insects for noctule and long-eared bats.

Nearby nature reserves

Claybrookes Marsh
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Brandon Marsh SSSI Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Stoke Floods
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
On the southern edge of Coventry, situated off the A45 Stonebridge Highway
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 4EJ
Map reference
SP 348 756
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
7.70 hectares
Access
No

The reserve is accessed through informal paths which can become wet and difficult.
Walking information
Informal paths can become wet and muddy. Gently slopes, some floods in winter.
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Seasonal livestock
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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