Hampton Wood Bluebells Tim Precious

Tim Precious

An ancient woodland and meadow with beautiful spring flowers

Location

1.5km south of Barford, about halfway along Fulbrook Lane between Sherbourne and Hampton Lucy
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV35 8AS

OS Map Reference

SP 254 600
A static map of Hampton Wood & Meadow

Know before you go

Size
12 hectares

Parking information

Car park at reserve entrance, please do not park on the road. Parking for Members only.

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Well defined informal paths, the flood meadow becomes wet during winter months and paths within the woodland become muddy

Access

There are well defined paths around this reserve but the area can become wet in poor conditions.

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open to Members only

Best time to visit

March to October

About the reserve

What's it like to visit?

Boasting a beautiful carpet of wild flowers in spring, this reserve is famed for its primroses, which mingle with bluebells, wood anemone and lesser celandine. Red campion and foxglove flower alongside ground-ivy and yellow archangel. 

What might you spot? 

Damp-loving ferns and liverworts appear along the stream’s banks and rare lichens grow on some trees. Over 200 species of fungi emerge here, from morels to giant puffball and shaggy parasol. Twenty-eight butterfly species live in these woods including white-letter and purple hair streaks, white admiral and holly blue.

For those who love the little creatures, over 500 species of beetle have been discovered here and the woods are abundant with dragonflies and damselflies.

This is a great reserve to spot birds with woodcock over-wintering here and spring welcoming many warblers. Sparkling blue kingfishers are regularly seen as they dart into the River Avon for fish. The flood meadow has many wetland and marsh plants including hemlock, creeping buttercup and meadowsweet, and plays home to a colony of breeding toads. 

Contact us

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

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