Boynes Coppice and Meadows
Know before you go
Parking informationLimited parking on roadside by public footpath
Keep to public footpath. Some of the footpath is on a slope and will be muddy and slippery underfoot; there are stiles.
When to visit
Opening timesDawn to dusk
Best time to visitMarch to July
About the reserve
One meadow is rich in vascular plants including green-winged orchid, adder’s-tongue fern, dyer’s greenweed, pepper saxifrage and pale sedge. The remaining fields were partially improved in the past but are gradually developing a rich flora and fauna under our management.
A wealth of insects are found here including small copper and common blue butterflies, meadow grasshoppers, speckled bush crickets and dark bush crickets. Please note that a hay crop is taken from the fields so access is restricted to the public footpath. Access to the SSSI meadow is by permit only, available from the Trust office on 01905 754919.
This is one of a number of grasslands and one orchard in the area - we believe that a landscape-scale approach to wildlife conservation is essential. Wildlife needs space to adapt and move to cope with the consequences of climate change. Practically, this means that we need our countryside to be bigger, better and more joined up to provide a coherent network of large areas linked by corridors that can provide benefits for people as well as for biodiversity.
In a pastoral landscape these scattered sites demonstrate how important each sensitively managed piece of land has become and we demonstrate their importance of protecting the existing wildlife value to encourage other landowners to manage their land and hedgerows less intensively. These seven small reserves lie within Natural England’s Severn and Avon Vales Landscape Area, and within the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust’s Malvern Chase Living Landscape.