Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve (BBOWT)

Bampton, Oxfordshire OX18 2EH, UK

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An ancient landscape and a vital refuge for wading birds, Chimney Meadows is the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust's largest nature reserve. The reserve is of national importance for its species-rich wetland meadows that support large numbers of now scarce ground-nesting birds, and provides a haven for curlew, snipe and reed bunting.

In spring and summer these grasslands are transformed by an ever-changing display of wild flowers that attract busy communities of insects. In April and early May cowslips are in flower, whilst in June and July, plants such as yellow rattle, common kapweed, oxeye daisy and pepper-saxifrage can be found in abundance.

Visit the website to find out more about seasonal guided walks.


Chimney Meadows © Kerry Lock
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