Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve

Chimney Meadows lies along the banks of the River Thames, near Bampton in west Oxfordshire. The site totals 250 hectares of floodplain flower rich meadows, wet woodland, 16km of hedgerows and interlaced with 18km of waterways.

Butterflies found at the site include gatekeepers, meadow browns, ringlets and common blues. The best times to visit the site are between May and July, for meadow flowers; and December and February, for wintering birds. Please note that access to the site is restricted to public rights of way, access to other parts of the reserve are by permit only.

Highlights: This vast and tranquil area of fields, pastures and nationally acclaimed wildflower meadows is a vital refuge for waders.

Website: ChimneyMeadows
Email: andyfairbairn@bbowt.org.uk

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