Barely a stone’s throw from its urban neighbours this reserve, lying near the banks of the River Stour, is special for its mix of open water, fen and wet scrub. Reed sweet-grass and common reed often dominate, providing nesting sites for reed bunting, sedge and reed warbler. In autumn swallow and sand martin stop off on their momentous journey back to Africa. Pied wagtail, fieldfare and redwing roost in the willow scrub in winter. Large noctule bat can also be spotted hunting on summer evenings.
The park is kept as an old style country meadow, the hay is cut annually and a large number of wild flowers are allowed to grow naturally. There is woodland, cornflower and poppy areas to explore and a picnic place to enable you to just sit and enjoy the countryside.
Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.
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Reserve manager William Cranstoun Tel: 01284 728541