Stonebridge Meadows Pete Thorne

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Stonebridge Meadows

Please note: there is no access to Stonebridge Meadows at the current time.

Pasture and woodland, a relict of an earlier agricultural landscape

Location

On the southern edge of Coventry, situated off the A45 Stonebridge Highway
Coventry
Warwickshire
CV3 4EJ

OS Map Reference

SP 348 756
A static map of Stonebridge Meadows

Know before you go

Size
8 hectares

Grazing animals

Cattle

Walking trails

Informal paths can become wet and muddy. Gently slopes, some floods in winter. Entrance over stile. 

Access

Please note: there is no access to Stonebridge Meadows at the current time. 

The reserve is accessed through informal paths which can become wet and difficult. 

Dogs

Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July

About the reserve

This Local Nature Reserve lies within the Sowe Valley and joins the neighbouring reserves of Stoke Floods and Wyken Slough,  forming a vital part of the Sowe Valley ‘Green Corridor’.  The reserve has an interesting mix of habitats, some of the grassland is acidic which is unusual in Warwickshire. In the lower lying areas it can get marshy which suits the bulrushes and willowherbs! 

Grazed for the last 150 years, Stonebridge Meadows harbours many wild flowers including locally uncommon harebell.   A summer’s day offers the chance to see many butterfly and other insect species. In the past over 60 species of beetle were recorded here, and several dragonflies too. Early evenings provide a veritable banquet of insects for noctule and long-eared bats.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map