River Arrow

River Arrow Friends of River Arrow

Friends of River Arrow

Beautiful stretches of river, meadows and woodland


Ragley Mill Lane
B49 5DU

OS Map Reference

SP 086 581
A static map of River Arrow

Know before you go

3 hectares

Parking information

Parking on Ragley Mill Lane

Walking trails

A circular, way marked trail takes visitors around a one mile loop, taking up to 30 minutes.


Contact the Trust for accessibility information.


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

River Arrow reserve is a large area of grassland with a small area of woodland plus ponds and the river. Near to the centre of historic Alcester, it is valuable for locally rare small teasel and kingfishers.

What's it like to visit?

You may spot chub and pike in the river with its pebbly shores for hemlock, feeding grey wagtails and several regionally scarce beetles. 

The banks are edged with willows, alder, oak and hawthorn providing ideal perches for kingfishers. In summer purple-loosestrife, great willowherb and fool’s water-cress line the pool where mallard and moorhen hatch their broods. Water boatmen and whirligig beetles swirl on the pool’s surface, while dragonflies and damselflies dart busily by.

What is there to do?

Follow the circular marked trail which will guide you around all this reserve has to offer!

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map