Crow Wood & Meadow

View across meadow with thick surrounding hedgerows

Crow Wood & Meadow Nature Reserve (c) HWT

Mostly ancient and restored grassland, with some woodland, and a variety of wildlife and plant life.


Crow Wood & Meadow

OS Map Reference

SO 343 358
A static map of Crow Wood & Meadow

Know before you go

9 hectares

Parking information

Park on the verge opposite the gate by Slough Bridge

Grazing animals

The meadows and pasture are grazed with sheep and cattle from late summer until the end of the year.

Walking trails

Visitors are asked to keep to the side of the meadows when the hay crop is growing between May and August.


There are no surfaced paths and no wheelchair access at this reserve. There is steep ground and you will need to cross and re-cross a stream bed if you wish to visit all of the site.


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Dawn to dusk

Best time to visit

Spring & Summer

About the reserve

This reserve consists of ancient grassland with some wood pasture and coppice. Both meadows have flourishing populations of yellow rattle, wild daffodil and cowslip, as well as a variety of other species. In summer, there is an abundance of bees, hoverflies, grasshoppers, flower beetles, day-flying moths and butterflies.  

Contact us

Paul Ratcliffe


From B4348 at Vowchurch turn onto minor road running west towards Michaelchurch Escley. The site is 1.2 miles from this junction. The entrance to the reserve is not visible from the road. Look out for a wooden field gate at roadside on right-hand side (north) of the road at Slough Bridge. Access is from the road through a wooden field gate into a field planted with vines, you will see the reserve sign on a gate to your right.

Wildflower meadow of yellow and white flowers with tall hedgerow in background and hills beyond

Davies Meadow Nature Reserve (Paul Lloyd)

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