Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow

Bubbenhall nature reserve is nestled in the heart of the Dunsmore Living Landscape. You can enjoy the contrast of ancient woodland and new meadow with ponds and pools.

Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow opened in 2016. You are very welcome to come and explore our latest nature reserve!

Events for everyone

We are running free events open to everyone from now until October – book your place online now: Bubbenhall Events.

What’s it like to visit?

Enjoy a circular walk through the woodland. There is a mown path through the meadow which offers fantastic views over the pools. We will be improving and managing the reserve so look out for changes as the site develops!

With 43 different birds, 19 species of butterfly and 27 different types of fungi found here there is always lots to see. Between the hazel, holly, ivy and elder, flowers pop up – from bluebells to wood anemone, wood avens to honeysuckle.

What is there to do?

Build a den or shelter in the woods
Discover animal tracks and signs
Spot woodland butterflies
Find funky fungi
Admire the stunning views
Listen to birdsong
Identify wildflowers

Historic landscape

The wood has been here since at least 1600 and is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 listed as 2 furlongs long and two furlongs wide (approximately 16 hectares which is about 12 football pitches).

The Dunsmore Living Landscape will link up Wappenbury and Ryton woods with stretches of woods and hedgerows. A vital part of the project is reconnecting local communities with the landscape and its rich heritage.

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