Know before you go
The central part of the reserve remains wet all year and boots are advisable. Visitors are asked to take care not to trample the sensitive fen vegetation
There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSummer
About the reserve
Parish Field is a remnant of what was originally an extensive area of wet common meadow between Old Hill Court and Coughton. The meadow supports many plants typical of peaty grassland and the site is attractive to a number of butterfly and dragonfly/damselfly species. The willow scrub provides cover and nesting sites for three species of warbler, as well as a good selection of common resident birds. Although small and previously neglected, the site has responded well to restoration and has recovered much of it original flora.