Blenheim Farm

Jim Asher

Blenheim Farm

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 variety of songbirds, and the meadow is full of picturesque grasses and flowers.

Location

The Slade
Charlbury
OX7 3TL

OS Map Reference

SP365195
A static map of Blenheim Farm

Know before you go

Size
1 hectare

Entry fee

No

Parking information

Park in lay-by on B4022 at bottom of hill in Charlbury, take footpath beside Blenheim Farm House for 1/2 mile

Walking trails

Unmodified path and kissing gates.

Access

Gentle slope, unmodified path; kissing gates, gap - 0.4m

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to August

About the reserve

Community nature reserve
Blenheim Farm is a community nature reserve, where local volunteers help the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust look after the meadow. It was given to the Trust to ensure its survival as a place available for walking, studying and enjoyment. The meadow is cut once a year by the volunteers.

Local wildlife
The site lies at the top of a sheltered limestone valley. It is surrounded by hedgerows and scrubby woodland - ideal conditions for a variety of songbirds including blackcap and chiffchaff. Butterflies such as common blue, marbled white and orange-tip also enjoy its sheltered warmth. Grasses and flowers include cowslips, lady's bedstraw and common knapweed - all species which are typical of alkaline to neutral soils. The old hedges contain a variety of species including field maple, crab apple, dogwood and spindle. 

Contact us

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
Contact number: 01865 775476
Contact email: info@bbowt.org.uk