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Parliament Piece

A local nature reserve with open grassland and impressively tall trees.

Location

On the northern edge of Kenilworth, off Upper Spring Lane
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV8 2JR

OS Map Reference

SP 288 729
A static map of Parliament Piece

Know before you go

Size
6 hectares

Parking information

Parking at site entrance off Upper Spring Lane

Grazing animals

Cattle in autumn

Walking trails

Flat, informal paths, muddy in winter. Access via stiles. 

Access

There are no formal paths around the reserve but the area is relatively flat. Access is via stiles..

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

What's it like to visit?

Designated an LNR, Parliament Piece offers a range of habitats with attractive open grassland, impressively tall trees, old hedgerows and a pond.   The grassland is managed as a hay meadow and is full of coarse grasses, thistles and docks, which is great habitat for skipper and meadow brown butterflies. Sometimes hundreds of meadow brown butterflies can offer an impressive sight, flitting over the grass. 

What might you spot? 

Great spotted woodpecker can often be seen or heard amongst the magnificent Turkey oaks, beech, field maple and Scots pine.   The pond’s shady waters are edged with ash and willow and provide a home to common frog and smooth newt which both spawn here in spring.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map