Withymead Nature Reserve
Withymead Nature Reserve and Little Meadow Nature Reserve are owned and managed by the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust.
Britain's wildlife may seem wonderful, but it is also in decline.
State of Nature.pdf
We aim to boost local wildlife directly, with
practical nature conservation efforts; and indirectly, by inspiring people to enjoy nature
and join in our quest to save it.
We host two beautiful nature reserves; run a Wildlife Club for children; and put on events and training courses for the public.
An enthusiastic band of volunteers bring a diverse range of skills and experience to help us; carrying out practical works, such as tree felling,
reed cutting, and working on the various structures around the reserve; helping with surveys and monitoring, water quality, species recording and so on.
Volunteers also help with administrative tasks, producing newsletters, helping on the web-site, and most importantly - fund-raising...
Contact us to become part of our team which can make a real difference for our natural heritage.
Withymead, known for its natural heritage, is also home to an important part of our industrial heritage (look to the 'History' page for the story...)
Wildlife Products available
Bat and Owl box sponsorship
THE STUDY CENTRE
NOW OPEN 9:00am 'til 1:00pm Monday and Wednesday
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.
There is currently a waiting list to join the club.
The Centre also hosts Training Courses and Events throughout 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).
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:-