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About Withymead Nature Reserve

Withymead Nature Reserve is a wildlife haven along the River Thames between Goring and South Stoke. Thirteen acres of reed beds provide rare habitat for birds, insects and flora. The remains of the historic Saunders Boatyard is tucked away amongst the trees.  It's the perfect place to relax and enjoy time with family and friends, site in a hide and bird watch, take photographs, paint or meditate.

During the summer of 2020 we are opening the reserve for timed visits. Individuals or groups of up to six people can visit the reserve for each time slot, which will provide exclusive use of the site for the duration of the visit. Visitors from different households must maintain social distancing whilst on the reserve. 

We do not charge entry to the reserve, but donations are gratefully received so that we can ensure that Withymead Nature Reserve is here for future generations.


Photos of our Facilities

Main Reserve - Boardwalk through the reeds

Study Centre

Forest School and Orchard

Withymead in Spring

Cream teas in the Summer

Kingfisher at Withymead by David Brown

Pond dipping in the Spring

Sam Saunders Slipway by Andrew Darke

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