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Greenfields

A mosaic of meadow, stream and woodland

Nature flows into Whitchurch at Greenfields; its herb-rich pastures luring butterflies, moths and bees. It is a fragment of old farmland, too steep to plough up and change. Follow the figure-of-eight footpath up and down the reserve through wooded patches awash with bluebells in spring and into a sunny glade where green woodpeckers lick ants from anthills.

Pignut, fleabane and cuckoo flower – these once common flowers are not so familiar today, but at Greenfields you can find them. Look, too, for the bright blue flowers of brooklime at the stream’s edges and in marshy areas; and listen for water voles – this is one of the few remaining places in Shropshire where you may still hear them plopping into the water.

Please keep dogs under control, especially when livestock are present.

 

Directions
Turn off the Whitchurch bypass where it meets the Wrexham road and carry on towards the town centre. Take the first left and then the 2nd left. Go over a bridge and the reserve is on your left.

 

Species and habitats

Habitats
Grassland, Woodland

Nearby nature reserves

Melverley Meadows
3 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Prees Branch Canal
6 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Wem Moss
6 miles - Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Meadowcroft
Whitchurch
Shropshire
SY13 1BD
Map reference
SJ 532 416
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
Get directions
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Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
2.31 hectares
Access
Yes

Public footpaths, please keep dogs on a lead.
Parking
Park in the Whitchurch Waterway Country Park car park
Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
Yes
Reserve manager
Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01743 284280
enquiries@shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk

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