Know before you go
In winter, the site is mostly easily accessible though waterlogged and tussocky areas make for uneven walking. In summer, the dense vegetation makes exploration of the interior difficult. In spring, please keep to the field margins to avoid disturbing breeding birds and please keep dogs under strict control for the same reason.
There is no wheelchair access at this reserve.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
Set in the flood-plain of the River Teme, just north of Wigmore village, Parky Meadow reserve is situated in the low-lying basin that now holds Wigmore and Leinthall Moors. The reserve consists of two fields. The smaller western field of four acres contains around 32 species of flowering plant. Though many interesting damp grassland plants are present, this field is comparatively less diverse than the larger, eastern field. This 17 acre field is largely unimproved and is a botanically rich grassland - a superb example of wetland habitat which has all but disappeared from Herefordshire.
This site is dedicated to Marek Mayer (1952-2005), an outstanding environmental journalist. The Marek Mayer appeal of 2005-6 enabled the nature reserve to be upgraded with stock-proof boundary fencing, new entrance gates and an interpretation panel.