Turners Field

Beth Hurkins

Turners Field

The reserve is managed as part of an organic livestock farm in partnership with a local farmer and consists of neutral grassland, a small stream, a pond and areas of scrub and mature woodland.


Drury Road
TN30 6QG
A static map of Turners Field

Know before you go

11 hectares

Grazing animals

Hereford cattle

Walking trails

There is a track that leads over a disused railway line onto the reserve. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve.


Not Wheelchair accessible. There kissing gates, steps, a boardwalk and slopes. The paths are unsurfaced soil/grass. The boardwalks are slippery and muddy when wet. Waymarked paths - uneven in places - lead around the perimeter of the reserve


On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

April to July, September to November

About the reserve

There is a sizeable margin of unimproved neutral grassland with anthills and a rich mixture of grasses and herbs such as pepper saxifrage, black knapweed and bird's-foot trefoil. Woodland and scrub include alder, hornbeam, oak and hazel with hawthorn and blackthorn.   A good range of birds and butterflies have been recorded notably nightingale and white admiral butterfly. Grass snakes and common lizards have also been recorded here. Management has included the planting of new hedges to create three smaller fields and the creation of a pond for Great Crested Newts. The site is grazed by Hereford Cattle or cut for hay.

Contact us

Matt Hayes
Contact number: 01622 662012

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)