Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve
Aston Rowant National Nature Reserve near Watlington in Oxfordshire, is perched high on the Chilterns escarpment overlooking the Oxford plain.
The reserve contains flower-rich chalk grassland, woodland and juniper scrub. There are fantastic views over the Oxford plain and it's a great place to watch red kites soaring overhead.
In the summer you can walk through acres of wildflowers, including pungent thyme and marjoram and delicate orchids. Many butterflies flit around the flowers.
Information leaflets are available at the site and there are some waymarked trails, including an easy access trail.
For more information, visit the Natural England website for Aston Rowant Nature Reserve, click HERE.
Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015