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From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I’m passionate about finding those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!

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Nature Reserve Spotlight: Hampton Wood

Nature Reserve Spotlight: Hampton Wood

Hampton wood was the first Warwickshire Nature Reserve I cycled to and is one of my favourites. It has over 25 species of butterfly and a mix of different environments which range from woodland to riverside to meadows, and the reserve is only 12 hectares!

Unfortuantely the only time I’ve visisted so far is in Summer, so the other seasons are empty.

Winter (Late December to early March)

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Spring (late March to early June)

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Summer (late June to early August)

Hampton comes to life in Summer. There is a huge abundance of damselflies along the river meadows and reportedly Kingfishers have been spotted, though I have yet to spot one. A word of warning, the meadow is overflowing with pollen over the summer and gets rapidly gets unpleasant if you get hayfever.

Hampton meadow
Hampton meadow

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Autumn (late August to early December)

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Other Warwickshire Wildlife Trust posts
Brandon Marsh
Hampton Wood
Crackley Wood
Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow
Ryton Wood

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