Withymead Nature Reserve is situated between Goring-on-Thames and South Stoke in Oxfordshire and is a hidden gem that appeals to naturalists, walkers, artists and families. Bordered by the river Thames on one side and the Ridgeway Path on the other the grounds extend to 22-acres consisting of woodland, marshland and the relics of Saunders’ Boatyard, much of which has remained untouched for many years.
The Reserve is managed by the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust. With resident wardens, the trustees aim to provide a tranquil haven for wildlife and inspiration to visitors now and for future generations. With the changing seasons come changes in the birdlife, flora and fauna. As one of the major ringing centres in Oxfordshire, Withymead’s results help to monitor the changing patterns of migratory birds and climate change.
The Nature Reserve holds regular events and courses, including, monthly “Moth Nights”, Loddon Lilly open days, courses taught by experts in their field, and some volunteer based which also support Duke of Edinburgh Award activities.
The nature reserve is open: Dawn ’til Dusk – All year round by prior arrangement only.
Visit the website or contact them:
- 01491 872265 or 07553 112447