Azure Damselfly male Kay Reeve

Kay Reeve

Whitnash Brook

A wildlife gem in a 2km corridor of grasslands, pools and hedgerows

Location

South east of Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa
Warwickshire
CV31 1YJ

OS Map Reference

SP 334 642
A static map of Whitnash Brook

Know before you go

Size
5 hectares

Parking information

Parking available in Otters Rest, off Chesterton Drive

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

Kissing gate at Otters Rest, stone covered path, good all year round

Access

Paths around these reserve are accessible to all and are relatively good in all weather conditions. 

Dogs

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 2km wildlife corridor with pond, marshy grassland and woodland. The reserve is noted for its invertebrates found in decaying wood within the brook.   This valuable wildlife corridor was once dominated by rough, species-poor grassland and scrub until recent enhancement through the creation of a number of pools. These already support a significant variety of wetland plants such as brooklime and lesser water-parsnip, and provide an excellent place to watch dragonflies in the summer.    The shaded stream supports mature alder and willow, some of which have been pollarded. Fallen trees provide a wealth of niches for small mammals and invertebrates.

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map