Please note: the reserve is currently closed for grazing, as of 24th September 2020
Know before you go
Parking informationPark on Bakers Lane
There are no defined paths and it is prone to waterlogging so please stick to the boundary!
Relatively flat but no defined paths and prone to waterlogging.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times to members only
Best time to visitSummer
About the reserve
We have looked after this traditional hay meadow rich with wildlfowers since 1995. It is surrounded by hedgerows of mature trees and shrubs and Cuttle Brook lies on the west.
What's it like to visit?
This meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) because of its herb-rich flood meadow grassland. Obviously the winter flooding means its important to stick to the boundary when its wet.
What might you spot?
Look out for meadow foxtail and great burnet - these are now very scarce in Warwickshire. Visit the wetter northern end of the reserve to see the golden marsh-marigolds, wild angelica and even the rare meadow thistle. Sixteen different species of grass have been counted here including crested dog’s-tail, sweet vernal grass and yellow oat-grass. Wildflowers peak through these grasses including devil’s-bit scabious and meadow vetchling. The meadow’s edge is made up of oak, ash and field maple with Scots pine towering over hazel, wild plum and blackthorn. This offers useful cover for many creatures, including brown hare during the winter months.