Fishlake Meadows Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationPark in Romsey Town and walk up the canal path.
Parking is available in Romsey Town. From there follow the canal path to the nature reserve. Disabled access is very limited at present.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit in winter to see wildfowl, visiting marsh harriers and majestic great white egrets. Spring brings reed and sedge warblers as well as a great variety of migrant birds. In summer you’ll see dragonflies, fen vegetation and marsh orchids.
About the reserve
Fishlake Meadows nature reserve is a spectacular wetland, home to hunting ospreys, elusive bitterns, migratory cuckoos and murmurating starlings. It's also supports other species like otters, water voles, 24 species of dragonfly and damselfly, and an impressive variety of plants. It really is the ultimate destination for all nature lovers.
The unique habitats of Fishlake Meadows established themselves after farming of the land ceased over the last two decades. Unusually, the reserve now boasts a mix of floodplain habitats rarely seen in our chalk river valleys.
News from Fishlake Meadows
Fishlake Meadows, the first year
An update on the new nature reserve at Fishlake Meadows, covering work to date and future plans, volunteering, and what all this means…
Walks, wildflowers, weather and much more
Reserves Officer Jo rounds up a busy few weeks packed full of events and walks at Fishlake Meadows Nature Reserve.
An update on the new volunteers helping look after Fishlake Meadows nature reserve