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, 01491 875357 or 07553 112447

Withymead on Twitter...


We are working hard to get the web site back up-to-date

Saturday 6th Feburary Work Party Cancelled due to expected heavy rain


Volunteer Newsletter March 2015

The Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust


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

Wither Biodiversity.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

Bits'n'Bobs Required

Bat and Owl box sponsorship


Withymead 2007


The Study Centre is home to the Trust's educational programme

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).

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:-