Withymead Nature Reserve
Withymead Nature 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
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.
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.
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THE STUDY CENTRE
The Study Centre is home to the Trust's educational programme providing space for the Wildlife Club,
for 8-11yr old children, which meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm and is free to users.
The Centre also hosts Training Courses and Events throught the year, is home for the Loddon Lily Open Days (when tea,
coffee and cake can be bought), and is the home base for our regular 'Moth Nights'
There is now new access to the Study Centre off the Bridleway (constructed by Robert, one of our key volunteers), and we will shortly announce new opening times for the Centre
Withymead is approached along a tranquil private track with beautiful views over the Thames, it is
popular with walkers and horse riders. There is a 5 mph restriction on the track for the safety of all users and
to preserve that tranquility.
Visitors are requested to respect this - Thank You.
The Anne Carpmael Charitable trust is dependent on the generosity of Friends, Volunteers, and Visitors to the
reserve - visitors to the web site can also help us:-