Crow Wood & Meadow
Know before you go
Parking informationPark on the verge opposite the gate by Slough Bridge
Grazing animalsThe meadows and pasture are grazed with sheep and cattle from late summer until the end of the year.
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.
When to visit
Opening timesDawn to dusk
Best time to visitSpring & 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.
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.
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