Deans Green Rachael Crew May 2018

Rachael Crew 

Deans Green B Higgins

B Higgins

Two pretty meadows with abundant wildflowers

Location

3km north west of Henley-in-Arden, off Tanworth Lane towards Deans Green or off White Pump Lane
Henley-in-Arden
Warwickshire
B95 5RJ

OS Map Reference

SP 132 682
A static map of Deans Green

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Parking information

Please park safely next to the gate or on the lane

Grazing animals

Cattle from August to November

Walking trails

There are no defined paths around the reserve, please keep to the boundary. 

Access

There are no defined paths around the reserve and the area can be prone to waterlogging.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to September

About the reserve

Visit this peaceful reserve to explore the two meadows, one a species rich hay meadow, the other planted with trees but recently restored to a meadow. 

What's it like to visit?

Get away from it all in this peaceful reserve filled with pretty wildflowers. The East Meadow is filled with colour in late spring and early summer with betony, yellow rattle and sneezewort. Enjoy the burgundy flowerheads of great burnet which cover the grassland in summer, attracting many grassland butterflies. The West Meadow, thanks to recent management, now hosts a multitude of grasses and ragged-robin, providing a home for numerous insects. The fringing hedgerows contain mature trees and shrubs such as oak, ash, hazel and blackthorn. 

What is there to do here?

  • Visit in spring for carpets of bluebells and violets in the spinneys
  • In autumn spot birds and animals enjoying colourful hedgerow fruits 
  • Go butterfly spotting

 

Contact us

Karl Curtis
Contact number: 024 7630 2912
Contact email: enquiries@wkwt.org.uk

Location map