Know before you go
Paths not well defined except for those at the entrace
Suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to June, July to September
About the reserve
The wildflowers that thrive here today belie the fact that this was once part of a caravan park. Now, the delicate umbels of pignut flowers in spring are followed by the purples of common knapweed in summer attracting butterflies and other insects to feed. Walk through the meadow before its annual cut and you are taken back in time to when there were meadows like this found almost everywhere.
The mature hedgerow to the east is centuries old and is composed of a variety of native shrubs including holly. It leads to a small section of Sallowsprings Wood, but the remainder of the wood is not part of the reserve. Here yellow archangel and bluebell flower before the dense canopy of the tree leaves closes over in summer.