Warburg Nature Reserve

Warburg Nature Reserve, Henley-on-Thames: Hours, Address, Warburg Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Warburg Nature Reserve
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
High up in the Chiltern hills, Warburg Nature Reserve is a magnificent place for its wild, remote tranquillity. The flower-rich grasslands in the valley bottom give way to grand woodlands rising up the valley sides.Warburg is home to an incredible range of habitats sheltering thousands of species, and each season there is something interesting to experience. In spring, the woodland is awash with spectacular bluebells and wood anemones. In May and June the reserve has a dawn chorus second to none. The wide sunny rides and open glades of chalk grassland are full of summer flowers, including pyramidal orchid and swathes of aromatic wild marjoram and thyme. These are followed by autumn and Chiltern gentians and glorious colours throughout the tree canopy, while down below, an incredible 900 species of fungi grow. In winter, you can enjoy magical frost along the valley bottom.
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CJov
Sittingbourne, UK292 contributions
Beautiful
Sep 2020
We love walking and nature. We loved the Warburg Nature Reserve. How wonderful that the woodland trust and their volunteers maintain places like this for us all to enjoy.
Written September 11, 2020
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June
Portland, Oregon8 contributions
Incredible Remote Countryside Location
Apr 2019 • Family
Yep - you need to drive slow on narrow roads that have been there over a thousand years, smell the bluebells, check out the raptors, visit medieval ruins, pass centuries-old farm houses, see deer and pheasant and reach the end of the derivable road in hidden woods that offer solitude and miles of hiking, biking and riding trails. You want Disney Land? This is thankfully not it.
Written April 30, 2019
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pix38
Abingdon, UK3 contributions
Traffic noise free, aircraft noise minimal. Peace, utter peace. Lovely.
Aug 2018 • Couples
Ignore the complaints about road access (a little bit of patience is all that is needed).
Ignore complaints about benches (you are not there to sit down). Ignore complaints about maps and directions. Ever heard of an OS map? A tiny bit of effort is rewarded with a superb woodland walk. And the visitor centre (with toilets) is very good, having an excellent display panel of everything you could possibly want to identify. A good job done.
Written August 3, 2018
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Annette M
Siler City, NC133 contributions
Beautiful nature reserve spoiled by terrible access - not for the faint-hearted
Mar 2018 • Couples
I would have given this reserve five stars but it was truly a nightmare as far as vehicular access is concerned, so maybe even four stars is too generous. I see that a couple of other reviewers mention the single track road to it and how it seems to go on forever, but no-one mentions the gigantic potholes. Perhaps the recent snow and extreme cold made these a lot worse, but when we visited last week it was truly horrendous and we were worried about meeting an oncoming vehicle, as we might have had no other option but to drive into one of the craters and hope that the car would make it out again. It's possibly a good thing, because it's peaceful once you get there with great paths and a lot of wildlife to see; perhaps a lot more people would visit if you didn't have to run the gauntlet of that truly narrow road with its endless potholes. Until the road is fixed, we won't be going back with a car. If you like walking, I can thoroughly recommend it.
Written March 15, 2018
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Tim D
Oxford, UK123 contributions
So peaceful!
Jan 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Warburg Nature Reserve one Sunday and were struck by how lovely and quiet it was. The area is perfect for a peaceful walk, and includes a few steep climbs which are rewarded by stunning views of the surrounding countryside. It is a bit tricky to access due to the single track lane that leads to the Visitor Centre, but this is probably a good thing (as it might limit the number who visit!)
Written January 8, 2018
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Spuncher
Henley-on-Thames, UK12 contributions
Chiltern hills, valleys and woodland at its best
Sep 2017 • Solo
Hidden away at the end of a remote single track lane is this wonderfully tranquil nature reserve, visitor centre and trails. Too many visitors would spoil this place. I will say no more
Written December 31, 2017
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David H
Ipswich, UK38 contributions
Peaceful
Jul 2017 • Solo
A Stunning peaceful walk surrounded by trees and wildflowers. I walked around the beautiful place for a few hours just enjoying the scenery, I must have been lucky as I hardly met a soul. A Peaceful place to gather your thoughts.
Written July 12, 2017
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rfortey
Henley-on-Thames, UK63 contributions
Rare ancient beech wood survivor
Apr 2017 • Family
An extensive beech woodland, with patches of species-rich grassland, the Warburg is a wonderful way to understand the joys of the Chiltern Hills. There are rare orchids and butterflies to spot, and charming walks through the wood to follow. Kids should love it.
Written May 3, 2017
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bigfoot337
Henley-on-Thames, UK6 contributions
Great day out for kids
Feb 2017 • Family
The kids love going to Warburg Nature Reserve had a great day ,pity not much parking but the warden was very helpful .
Written March 17, 2017
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Jithesh M
10 contributions
Autumn walk in warburg
Oct 2016 • Couples
Me and my partner along with two friends went for a walk to see some autumn colors and it turned out to be a very good outing. Lots of walk and some of them are steep at times. There is a small reception room with some useful info very near to the carpark which has stuff to keep children engaged. The road which leads to the nature reserve is very narrow towards the end with passing places. Once you go up the top, we reach some open areas and we can see some nice autumn colors and birds.
Written October 26, 2016
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