Withymead Nature Reserve is located between South Stoke and Goring-on-Thames. Despite being some distance from Abingdon itself, we have recently added the site to our work programmes following a successful joint session held there with other local Green Gym groups.
Withymead Nature Reserve is managed by the Anne Carpmael Charitable Trust and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. It has a unique position – situated between the River Thames on one side and the Ridgeway Path on the other. The site is 22 acres in total and was previously the location of Saunders Boat Yard.
Tasks at this site range from clearing vegetation to cutting and raking grass and maintenance of site facilities, among many others.
To get to the site from Abingdon, take the B4009 towards Goring. Pass through the villages of North Stoke and South Stoke. When you see the sign for Goring and Leatherne Bottel (50 metres) turn right and follow the lane over the railway bridge and turn sharp right onto the road marked ‘Private’. Follow the lane for ¼ mile. Withymead stands in the trees on the left with the car park on the right. The meeting point is the car park.
View the site location on the Abingdon Green Gym work sites map HERE