welcome to

Withymead Nature Reserve

Withymead Nature Reserve is situated between Goring-on-Thames and South Stoke in Oxfordshire and is a hidden gem that appeals to naturalists, walkers, artists and families.

The nature reserve is open:
Dawn 'til Dusk - by prior arrangement only.
Contact us: info@withymead.org
01491 872265 or 07553 112447

Withymead on Twitter...

Announcements...

Next Moth Night Friday 5th September

Withymead Work Party Friday 6th September

Introduction to Plant Galls Saturday 20th September - contact us for details

The Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust

OUR THANKS TO :- 

August 2014

Sarah and Richard - for everything - as they head off on a new adventure

Robert - for all his help and holding the fort whilst we were on our hols

Robert and Richard - for helping with the fallen trees

Robert, Shirley and Will - for the Monday Brews Club

Paul, Roy, Sarah, Bill and Elaine - for making moth night special

Wallingford Green Gym and Robert - for helping to mow (and rake) the meadow

Curt - for the Introduction to Fen Hydrology

And the participants for their generosity

Robert, Shirley, and Will - for being the Monday Morning Brews Club

Jake and Kati - for helping on the hibernaculem and the Patio

Jake - for mowing the meadow

Robert, Sarah, Sarah, Shirley, Tracey, Tara, Scott, Kathy, Tiegan, Charlotte, Andy, Mathew, Fiona - for joining the Withymead Work Party

Peter, Paul, Roy and Sarah - for joining me on moth night

Robert - for working so hard for us today

Wallingford Green Gym and Robert - for all their hard work today on the paths and the nettles

Robert and Shirley - for work on the landing stage and the garden

Rod and all the participants on the 'Introduction to Reptiles and Amphibians' course running today - for a very enjoyable day

Robert - as the landing stage progresses towards completion

Robert and Sonning Common Green Gym - for all their hard work today on the fence

Robert, Shirley, and Will - for helping out today on the landing stage and in the wildlife garden and clearing

Stephen - for helping with the water quality monitoring today

Robert and David - for working so hard over the last few days...

Robert - for continued hard work on the Landing Stage

Robert, Shirley, and David - for the Monday Morning Brews Club

Stephen - for helping with the water monitoring (and not minding getting a little wet)

Robert - for all his hard work today on the Landing Stage

Sarah, Sarah, Will, Shirley, Robert, Deborah and Harriet - for the work party

Paul, Roy, Sarah, Bill, and Elaine - for the best Moth Night on record

May 2014

Jim - for running the Freshwater Invertebrate course today and for his generosity - and to all the participants for participating

Elizabeth - for making the event possible by her generosity

Robert - for volunteering today and cracking on with the well project

Robert, David and Richard - for all their help today

Robert, Shirley, and Gerard - for their help

Vodafone Graduate's Team - for all their hard work creating a wheel-chair accessible path to the Wishing Well

Vodafone Foundation - for their generosity in making our wish come true

Robert and Richard - for all their hard work today ensuring that the Vodafone Work Party went off well

Wallingford Green Gym, Robert, and Gerard - for all their hard work today

Robert, Richard, and Gerard - for all their hard work today

Sonning Common Green Gym, Abingdon Green Gym, and the Withymead Volunteers - for all their hard work today on a multitude of tasks

Paul, Roy, Ian, Sarah, Bill, Elaine; Robert and Eddie, and their parents; Kathy, Teagan and Olivia - for making moth night special

April 2014

Goring Woodcote and District Lions - for providing a home to the Blue Tit family

Michelle - again for all her help on the web and HTML

Mike and everyone who turned up for the Bird Song ID event - for making it a great day

Mike - another one - for being an entertaining and helpful visitor

TVP and BRP - for all their attention today

Robert - for working hard on the gate

Richard and David - for all their hard work

Edward and all at New Hearns Art - for a lovely morning

Richard, David, and Rodney - for all their hard work today

Shirley - for crafts, cakes, bunting and all her hard work and enthusiasm

Robert, Shirley, Sarah, Will, Sarah, Richard, Fiona - for helping today at the Volunteer Recruitment Day

Michelle - for sorting the HTML today

To everyone who has helped us over the last few weeks who we have been unable to thank due to problems with the web site.


March 2014

The Dorothy Holmes Trust - for a very generous donation towards our work here...

Peta - for the shelves

Robert -  for running around, working hard, collecting things...

Richard - for helping with the willow tree

Mike - for help and general things...

Robert and Shirley - for the Monday Morning Brews Club

Helen, Michelle, Sarah, Charlotte, and Lois for their generosity on our Winter Tree ID day

Rob J and The Commodore at Goring Thames Sailing Club - for the redundant sails to clothe our teepee

Robert, Julia, Jennifer, and Green Gyms from Wallingford and Sonning Common - for making today a special day for Richard's family (Richard's Well)

Paul, Roy, Sarah, Bill and Elaine - for joining us on our regular Friday Moth Night

Peppard Building Supplies - for the generous discount

Bouchier Fencing - for their generous discount

A big thank-you to both the above - for helping us towards our new project...

Richard and Robert - for volunteering today

Robert - for all his help and hard work helping us manage the reserve

Gareth and James - for working on the boat today

Everyone who turned out today - for the Withymead Workparty

 

February 2014

Robert and all at Wallingford Green Gym - for working on the fence today

Robert and Shirley - for volunteering today

Thank you to everyone who came along to our 10th anniversary party

Jessica, Stephen, Will, Harriet - for working on the boat today.

Robert - for the well...

Robert again - for the circuit breaker and working on the well today

Robert - for his generosity with the fencing, and hard work today

Wallingford Green Gym - for their hard work today

Stephen, Gareth, and James - for continued work on the boat and water quality monitoring project

Neil, Maxine (and the South Chiltern's Catchment) - for an enjoyable afternoon

Richard and Robert - for their hard work today (and for getting the barn owl box up)

Paul, Peter, Bill, Elaine, and Sarah - for joining us on our regular moth trapping session

Peter - for the loan of the trail cameras (very much appreciated and very rewarding)

Mike, Bill, Richard and Robert - for all their help today

Richard, Robert, and Shirley - for all their hard work, help and advice

Isaac - for the computer fix, the generator fix, and help today fixing things

Robert and all the volunteers, (Fiona, Harriet, Michelle, Helen, Linda, Jo, Alan, Gill, Dick, Sarah, Will, Shirley, Jessica, Gareth, Stephen, James, John and Jack; for helping out today with hedging, burning, boating, brewing (tea) etc.

 

January 2014

Bill and Mike - for the lovely hedging work

Robert - for the cable ties and his continued hard work on the new fence

Richard and Robert - for chopping firewood and working on the new fence respectively

Jennifer and all at Wallingford Green Gym - for a wonderful work party and inviting us to their 'Christmas' lunch

Mike - for the pictures

Robert, Jessica, Stephen, Gareth, and Will - for their hard work today particularly the work on the boat and water monitoring.

John - for the donation of gate posts, tools, and yard bags

Robert and Richard - for working on the new fence

Bill and Mike - for felling the dead cherry

Richard and Linda - for volunteering today

Mike - for the bits and bobs

Robert, Richard and Shirley - for their hard work today

Peter and Friends - for the donations today and company at lunch

Tracey - for the Buddleia

Robert - for winder, spindle, and handle for the well

Elizabeth and Linda - for chopping down Laurel today

Elizabeth (again) - for the jam, marmalade and bricks!

Robert - for his hard work today on the new fence

Stephen - for his help today with water monitoring

Robert and Sonning Common Green Gym - for all their hard work today

Bill and Mike - for felling trees

Paul, Bill, and Elaine - for a very nice evening hunting moths

Robert, Lois, Sarah, Sarah, Will, and Stephen - for all their hard work today

Rodney - for the pallets

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 future generations. 

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.

 

Wildlife Products available.pdf

Bits'n'Bobs Required.pdf

Bat and Owl box sponsorship.pdf

 

Withymead 2007

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

Please note;-

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:-