Know before you go
The track to the reserve from the garden centre can be quite steep and slippery but the reserve itself is a 1km long walk (each way) on firm, level ground. A flight of steps leads to a viewpoint halfway along.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitMarch to August
About the reserve
Lying just one mile north of Tewkesbury between the Rivers Severn and Avon, the embankments of Mythe Railway nature reserve provide some great views over the Severn Vale and a mixture of woodland and grassland on which a rich, lime-loving flora has established itself. See lady’s bedstraw, field scabious, marjoram, wild licorice and narrow-leaved ever-lasting pea. The adjacent osier bed next to the nature reserve, means there is an interesting influx of bird life such as reed bunting, turtle dove and sedge warbler.