River Arrow Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationParking on Ragley Mill Lane
Contact the Trust for accessibility information.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril 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!