Planning a visit?

Great! You are most welcome to visit during our scheduled opening times, by a bookable exclusive private visit, or by appointment. We’re located on Bridle Way, between Goring-on-Thames and South Stoke, easily reached by car, bicycle or on foot, and local buses stop at Goring and Streatley train station nearby. Download our map and leaflet in advance of your visit.

The Withymead Study Centre, the reserve and our orchard and copse are also available for talks, special interest groups, nature studies and surveys. We also welcome pre-arranged large groups (e.g. 10 or more people). Please see Group Visits for more information The site is also available for private and corporate hire. Please see Private Hire for more information.

Entrance to Withymead for non-commercial bookings is free. We’d love you to consider donating to support our conservation work.

How to find us

Exclusive bookings

Our regular Friday private booking slots return from Friday 5 April through to the end of August. Routine time slots are 10:00-12:00hrs, 12:00-14:00hrs, and 14:00-16:00hrs. You can check availability and book from now, allowing at least 24 hours in advance of your visit.

Make the most of your visit and bring a picnic to enjoy sitting at our waterfront deck, or a flask of tea, coffee or soup to sip whilst perched in one of our hides. These are open to all individuals, families, friends, clubs, not for profit organisations and educational groups or anyone who wishes to savour this local wildlife site. If you’d like to book a commercial hire, you are welcome to book under site hire.

Book a visit

Opening times


Opening Times:

Sundays 10am – 5pm, from 7 April to the end of August.

Fridays 2 hour exclusive visits, pre-bookable here

All visits are free of charge. Don’t forget our spectacular spring Lodden Lily season runs through April and early May.

In the winter we close for maintenance. However we can offer visits by prior arrangement with our Wardens subject to availability, contact them here.

Entrance to Withymead is free unless it is for commercial hire. Please consider donating to support our conservation work.

Facilities, access and safety

On-site facilities include a small car park for up to 18 carefully parked cars, a Study Centre, outdoor seating in the Oak Grove, and a unisex toilet suitable for people with disabilities. The main paths on the reserve enable access for all, including wheelchairs and buggies. However, our boardwalks and hides are only suitable for access on foot. We ask visitors to keep to designated paths. Beware uneven or slippery surfaces, deep water in the ponds and inlets, and strong currents in the river. To protect wildlife and habitats, dogs (other than assistance dogs) are not allowed on the reserve. They are welcome at the Study Centre if kept on a lead and under control. Children must be supervised at all times.

At our open days, group and private visits and other pre-arranged days we offer a small selection of items for sale, such as honey, turned bowls and greetings cards. A percentage of these sales is donated to support our conservation work. We accept both card payments and cash. Please see FAQs and Find us to help plan your visit.

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