Whitnash Brook

Azure Damselfly male Kay Reeve

Kay Reeve

Whitnash Brook

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


South east of Leamington Spa
Leamington Spa
CV31 1AD

OS Map Reference

SP 334 642
A static map of Whitnash Brook

Know before you go

5 hectares

Parking information

Parking available in Otters Rest, off Chesterton Drive, CV31 1AD

Grazing animals


Walking trails

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


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


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.

Can you help look after this beautiful nature reserve?

Once our volunteering activities restart we will be hosting volunteer taster mornings on fortnightly Wednesdays throughout the summer.

  • Stay active
  • Meet new people
  • Improve your local nature reserve for visitors 
  • Protect wildlife
  • Do your bit for your local community  

Want to find out more?

Go to: https://www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/WilderWhitnash

Contact us

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

Environmental designation

Local Nature Reserve (LNR)

Location map