Marsh marigold Darin Smith

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Eathorpe Marsh

A small marsh alongside the River Leam with wetland wildlife

Location

On the southern edge of Eathorpe village, between the River Leam and the B4455
Eathorpe
Warwickshire
CV33 9DF

OS Map Reference

SP 389687
A static map of Eathorpe Marsh

Know before you go

Size
14 hectares

Entry fee

Members only

Parking information

Park next to the Severn Trent pumping station

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Follow the circular path around the perimeter of the reserve 

Access

Flat, soft patches, floods in winter, stiles. 

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open to members only

Best time to visit

Spring and summer

About the reserve

The marsh within this reserve is filled with greater pond-sedge plus bulrush and common reed. Birds like sedge warbler and reed bunting visit this area. Reed, sweet-grass, wild angelica, bittersweet and marsh woundwort can also be found. 

Round one of the ponds you'll find the large golden flowers of marsh-marigold in spring time alongside water mint and bog stitchwort In the woodland next to the marsh willow and alder grow amongst oak, ash and elder. 

An impressive list of invertebrates have been recorded here ranging from bees and beetles to spiders and flies. This provides a great food source for birds and many spcies of birds have been spotted here. 

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Contact us

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

Location map