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Old London Road

This nature reserve safeguards one of the only two remaining British locations of limestone woundwort.

Old London Road is at its best in spring, when mown paths take the visitor through a variety of woodland, hedgerow and grassland wildflowers and long grass in which small mammals and amphibians live. The rare limestone woundwort flowers at the end of June. In summer swifts, swallows and bats feed on insects flying above the reserve whilst in winter buzzards and occasional red kites soar overhead. The reserve is a good place for a picnic or to sit and contemplate nature at any time of the year.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland
Species
Beech, Swift, Buzzard, Red Kite

Nearby nature reserves

Nind
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Charfield Meadow
2 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Lower Woods
4 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Just north of Wotton-under-Edge on Old London Road
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
Map reference
ST755943
Great for...
butterflies
spring flowers
wildflowers
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.20 hectares
Access
Yes

Walking information
Flat, mown paths take the visitor around the reserve, and these are wheelchair accessible in dry weather, and pushchair/terrain wheelchair accessible all year round.
Parking
There is parking for a couple of cars at the nature reserve.
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk