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Greystones Farm

The farm is home to the whole of the Salmonsbury Meadows Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). These unimproved neutral meadows are one of the richest and largest examples of this habitat in the Cotswolds with uncommon plants such as southern marsh orchid and early marsh orchid. The neighbouring fields to the south of the SSSI are currently being restored to species rich grassland. At the south of the farm is Salmonsbury Camp Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Located just on the outskirts of the busy tourist village, Bourton-on-the-Water, it’s hard to believe that this tranquil sanctuary exists so close by. Greystones Farm nature
reserve boasts an archaeology walk, with a scheduled ancient monument dating back to the Neolithic age and visible ramparts. It is an excellent place to escape to, with glorious wildflower meadows. The River Eye runs through the reserve and provides a multitude of wildlife to discover, including heron, butterflies, otter and the much threatened water vole. Two leaflets are available to help you explore the farm with further interpretation boards and audio posts dotted around.
 

Nearby nature reserves

Brassey
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Foxholes
5 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Westwell Gorse
7 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Greystones Farm, Greystones Lane, Bourton-on-the-Water. GL54 2EN
Bourton-on-the-Water
Gloucestershire
GL54 2EN
Map reference
SP173209
Great for...
butterflies
geological interest
spring flowers
wildflowers
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
66.00 hectares
Access
Yes

There is no visitor parking at Greystones Farm. Parking for blue badge holders is available at the Farm from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. It is advisable to phone the farm office to check before your visit on 01451 810853. Paths are through fields and in places can be rutted and very muddy in wet weather. The site is gently undulating and there are no seats or resting places on site.
Walking information
The Oxfordshire Way long distance path runs through the site
Parking
There is no visitor car parking on the site. Parking is available 300m away in the pay and display car park. Parking for blue badge holders is available at the farm from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. It is advisable to phone the farm office to check before your visit (01451 810853)
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Cattle
Reserve manager
Please phone Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust to register your interest.
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk