Ardley Wood Quarry is a natural treasure trove in spring and summer with geological features and medieval earthworks. Warm and sheltered, the site is especially good for butterflies, and has…
Please note: during the Covid-19 pandemic, the majority of our reserves remain open for people to exercise while observing social distancing regulations. When visiting, please observe our guidelines to keep yourself, other people, and wildlife safe.
- Absolutely no fires or BBQs
- Park considerately
- Take your litter home with you
- Stick to paths
- Please keep your dog under close control (preferably on a lead) and pick up dog mess
- Raise awareness and report bad behaviour
A lovely expanse of grassland, Asham Meads harbours rare communities of national and local botanical gems, including maroon-flowered great burnet, meadow fox-tail grass and tubular water-dropwort…
A wonderful wildlife experience of chalkland flowers including greater butterfly-orchids and thousands of fragrant orchids.
A tranquil lowland meadow, good for summer butterflies and other insects, tucked between ancient woodland.
Avery's Pightle is one of Berkshire's few remaining unspoiled meadows. It is rich in insect life and nesting birds, and 137 species of plants have been recorded here.
An ancient chalk grassland site high on the Chilterns escarpment, with extensive views over Aylesbury Vale.
Traditional hay meadows from yesteryear, brimming with wild flowers and insects including green-winged orchids and forester moths.
Just outside Charlbury, Blenheim Farm is a peaceful haven, surrounded by hedgerows and scrubby woodland, delightful for walking and studying. The wooded areas provide perfect conditions for a…
Mysterious hidden valleys, sunny glades and patches of heathland, a natural playground for you to explore all year round.
Bucklebury Common is one of the largest commons in Berkshire and home to a rich variety of wildlife.