Location: SP323302 - access from minor road to Great Rollright from Chipping Norton.

Postcode for SatNav: OX7 5RE

Open access to all members and the public.

Warden:  Jan Guilbride

The reserve comprises a half-mile stretch (approximately 2 ha) of disused railway line through limestone brash farmland close to Great Rollright.

There is a good variety of flora and certain areas are kept free of scrub to enable orchids and other plant species to flourish. These more open areas are also favoured by sun-loving reptiles, such as Common Lizard and Grass Snake.  Glow-worm have also been recorded here.

Seven species of warbler have been recorded singing in spring.  Farmland birds including Yellowhammer, Chaffinch and Bullfinches, Goldcrest, Marsh Tit and Brambling are recorded regularly.


This new paper, published on World Curlew Day on 21 April 2022, describes the current and historical status of the Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata in an area of 1200 square kilometres centred on Banbury.   Click here to link to the paper Read more ...

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