Welches Meadow

Welches Meadow Sophie Leszczynska

Sophie Leszczynska

A flood meadow on the south bank of the River Leam


Close to centre of Leamington Spa just off B4099
Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa Warwickshire
CV31 1BL

OS Map Reference

SP 325 657
A static map of Welches Meadow

Know before you go

7 hectares

Parking information

Roadside parking in Willes Road

Grazing animals


Walking trails

Flat, informal paths, floods in winter. Please keep to field boundaries


There are no formal paths around the reserve and the area is prone to flooding in winter months. 


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to August

About the reserve

This reserve is a flood meadow on the south bank of the River Leam, which is great for spotting butterflies and dragonflies.

What's it like to visit?

Bounded by the meandering River Leam, Willes Road, housing and a reservoir this popular Local Nature Reserve feels surprisingly secluded.  The damp meadow has many wild flowers with yellowcresses, marsh bedstraw and silverweed all plentiful. The eastern marsh has reed sweet-grass and reed canary-grass intermingled with yellow iris, greater pond-sedge and wild angelica. 

What might you spot here? 

Visit in spring to see the yellow iris flowering and the first orange-tip and holly blue butterflies and spot a heron fishing. By summer time the dragonflies and damselflies will appear, look out for the banded demoiselle and white-legged damselfly. 

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map