Know before you go
Parking informationPark in lay-by on B4022 at bottom of hill in Charlbury, take footpath beside Blenheim Farm House for 1/2 mile
Unmodified path and kissing gates.
Gentle slope, unmodified path; kissing gates, gap - 0.4m
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch 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.
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.