Summer evening walk through Mottey Meadows a rare wildflower meadow – 7.15 pm Tuesday 27 June 2023

Places are limited so you must book for this event via

Mottey Meadows National Nature Reserve is one of the best examples in the UK of wildflower rich meadows. The reserve is made up of a series of flood meadows which have been managed for hay for many centuries.

The site is not open to the public so we are delighted to have booked a guided walk by Paul, the Senior Reserve Manager. Close to midsummer, the meadow will show off its flowers at their best and the reserve’s grassland supports over 240 species of flowering plants and grasses.

The site also supports a number of invertebrate species, including many species of butterflies and the rare horsetail weevil. Mottey Meadows is also home to breeding birds such as snipe, curlew and lapwing.

Don’t forget to bring: sensible footwear, insect repellent and hayfever precautions if you suffer.

Donation. A donation would be welcome, to be used for site management.

Please join us beforehand for an evening meal at the Hartley Arms, 56, Long Street, Wheaton Aston ST19 9NF for Pizza, inc gluten-free, + sides from 5.30pm.

If coming for food please try to arrive about 5.30pm. Order food on arrival.

We encourage car sharing so please let us know at if you would like a lift, or have space in your car.

Driving. Google maps indicates it is about 15-18 miles depending on route and takes 31-35 minutes to get to Wheaton Aston from Little Haywood.

Parking. Please park on the grass verge by the school. Paul will meet us and we’ll walk round the meadow and back by a circular route. We expect the walk to take about 2 hours at a leisurely pace.

Numbers. We have an upper limit of 18 people for this event. Paul will guide us through the meadows in single file to avoid damaging the plants, pausing in larger spaces to explain things.

If the event is fully booked and more people want to attend we will attempt to book another one.


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