Thanks to traditional practices such as hay-making and cattle grazing, our glorious meadows haven't changed much since King John's day. Look closely and you'll find them packed with a dazzling array of wildflowers; providing food and shelter for thousands of minibeasts.
The lush wetlands of Langhams ponds and the banks of the River Thames are fantastic places to see wildlife all year round. Look out for stunning rare wetland plants, dazzling insects, and the huge variety of birds who raise families at Runnymede each year.
Coopers Hill Woods
With carpets of flowers in the spring, sunny glades in the summer, and fabulous fungi in the autumn, the wooded slopes of Coopers Hill are wonderful to visit in any season. Leave the woods at the top of Coopers Hill for magnificent views across the river and meadows below.
Majestic oak trees line the gentle slopes, whilst cattle graze below. Some of these trees are 400 years old, and their twisted and rotten stems host a wealth of invertebrates. They are also a rich feeding ground for animals like woodpeckers and bats.