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Whitnash Brook

A wildlife corridor with pools

This reserve is a 2km wildlife corridor with pond, marshy grassland and woodland. The reserve is noted for its invertebrates found in decaying wood within the brook.


This valuable wildlife corridor was once dominated by rough, species-poor grassland and scrub until recent enhancement through the creation of a number of pools. These already support a significant variety of wetland plants such as brooklime and lesser water-parsnip, and provide an excellent place to watch dragonflies in the summer. 


The shaded stream supports mature alder and willow, some of which have been pollarded. Fallen trees provide a wealth of niches for small mammals and invertebrates. 

Nearby nature reserves

Welches Meadow
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Leam Valley
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Oakwood and Blacklow Spinney
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

South east of Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa
CV31 1YJ
Map reference
SP 334 642
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
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4.90 hectares
Paths around these reserve are accessible to all and are relatively good in all weather conditions. Contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
Kissing gate at Otters Rest, stone covered path, good all year round
Parking available in Otters Rest, off Chesterton Drive
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages