Ufton Fields has a wonderful array of different habitats including pools, marshes, grassland and woodland. A circular, waymarked trail provides excellent access to all this fantastic reserve has to offer. Look out for feature points and see what you can discover about this special place and its wildlife.
Quarried for White Lias Limestone in the 1950’s, low spoil heaps were dumped forming a series of ridges, separated by deep furrows. Fast growing, non-native trees were then planted, the furrows filled with water and nature did the rest. The 31 hectare (78 acre) site was declared as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and gifted to Warwickshire County Council in 1972. Plants thrive on the lime rich soil, bird life is diverse and invertebrates prosper, truly meriting its special status.
Ufton Fields is the most northern place in the UK where the rare Man Orchid can be found. It is also important for wildflowers, fungi, butterflies, birds and a variety of water life including toads, newts, dragonflies and damselflie.
Nature Reserve opening times
The car park is open 24hrs though no overnight parking is permitted.