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Bryworth Lane Railway

This small reserve as an important habitat and potential connectivity feature for limestone grassland plants, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians.

This 300 yard stretch of disused railway was formerly part of a 25-mile-long branch line from Witney, opened in 1873, which ran to Fairford. 
An area of calcareous grassland  in the middle of this linear reserve hosts a wide diversity of calcareous grassland species, probably due to the presence of limestone ballast from the former railway track. 
The reserve is also home to slow worms, toads, smooth and great crested newts.

Nearby nature reserves

Roundhouse Lake
1 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Edward Richardson & Phyllis Amey
1 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Whelford Pools
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Bryworth Lane, between Lechlade and Fairford.
Lechlade
Gloucestershire
Map reference
SP200007
Great for...
reptiles
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
0.60 hectares
Access
Yes

Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk