We hope that Withymead will re-open to visitors in mid March 2021.

Volunteer groups have not been able to work on the Reserve recently. However our wardens have continued to work single handedly to complete essential conservation tasks.

You will be able to Book a Visit to Withymead again when the reserve re-opens.

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Withymead Nature Reserve

Withymead Nature Reserve is situated between Goring-on-Thames and South Stoke in Oxfordshire and is a hidden gem that appeals to naturalists, walkers, artists and families.

The Nature Reserve is open by prior arrangement with the Wardens:
01491 872265

We would appreciate a voluntary donation of £2 per person towards upkeep of the Reserve.

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Withymead Study Centre Available For Hire.

Forest School Sessions Available.

Contact the Wardens for information.

Open Days and Events...

You are welcome to come and enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the Reserve by appointment. We ask that you make a small donation when visiting.

Hear the Withymead Dawn Chorus


Withymead Nature Reserve

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Leaflet Map

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  • Withymead Leaflet
  • Withymead Exploration Map

Withymead Nature Reserve, Little Meadow Nature Reserve and Tara's Piece are owned and managed by the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust.

Little Meadow and Tara's Piece

In addition to the Withymead Nature Reserve the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust also runs two smaller nature reserves in the local area: Little Meadow Nature Reserve, a mile to the south of Goring on the River Thames, and Tara's Piece, also bordering the river, which lies a 50m to the south of Withymead. Click on the following links to see more information on these reserves:


Please help us to maintain Withymead as a beautiful and tranquil haven for wildlife and for people to enjoy by making a donation.

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Withymead awarded major grant.

We are delighted to have heard that Withymead has been awarded a National Rail 'The Greater West Biodiversity No Net Loss' grant. The grant will be used to rejuvenate the orchard and woodland areas within the Nature Reserve. Applying for the grant was a complex process and we are grateful for the expertise and support provided by TOE2

We will be seeking volunteers to help with ground preparation and planting over the next 18 months. Please contact the Wardens if you would like to be part of this exciting environmental improvement scheme.


Withymead 2007

The Study Centre is home to the Trust's educational programme

The centre hosts Training Courses and Events throughout the year, is home for the Loddon Lily Open Days and end of month cream teas

The Study Centre can be accessed from the car park and from the Bridleway.

The Study Centre is available to hire - contact the Wardens for more information.

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