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Lymington Reedbeds

One of the largest reedbeds on the south coast

A wide ribbon of reeds growing along the Lymington River bordered by wet woodland pastures at Lymington Reedbeds. In more open areas of wet meadow, plants such as water mint, gypsywort and yellow loosetrife can be found. An abundance of birds frequent here and the stretch of the river provides plenty of cover for otters to lie up

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland

Nearby nature reserves

Roydon Woods
3 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Lymington and Keyhaven Marshes
4 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust
Bouldnor Forest
5 miles - Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
On east edge of Lymington, North of the toll bridge
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 9LJ (to layby in Marsh Lane)
Map reference
SZ 324 965
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
31.00 hectares
Access
It can be viewed from the toll bridge and under shore road at Lymington and a bridal way runs along the north eastern edge of the site (can get very wet in places). There is a footbath accessible opposite the allotments on Marsh lane, Lymington, this runs through the wet woodland. Path can be very muddy so wellies are recommended
Walking information
Path can be very muddy so wellies are recommended
Parking
Park in lay-by on the right on Marsh Lane, next to the allotments
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01489 774400
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