Ewelme Watercress Beds
Local Nature Reserve


Open days and guided tours

Open Days/Guided Walks are arranged around the Ewelme Watercress Beds Local Nature Reserve on the first Sunday each month.
The guided walks start at 10:30 with a short film of the watercress industry filmed in the 1950's. We then offer a guided walk round the upper site which lasts about 45 minutes and is about 400m or 1/4 mile. We then return to the visitor centre for tea/coffee and there is then an option to visit the lower site, a walk of about 1200m which takes a similar time to the first part as there's less stopping and talking.


For the winter guided walks please arrive for the 10.30 start.

Dates and times are as follows:-


1 January at 10.30 am.

5 February at 10.30 am.

5 March at 10.30 am.

2 April at 10.30 am.

7 May at 2.00 pm.

4 June at 2.00 pm.

2 July at 2.00 pm.

6 August at 2.00 pm.

3 September at 2.00 pm.

1 October at 10.30 am.

5 November at 10.30 am.

3 December at 10.30 am.

Location: Watercress Beds Centre, High St., Ewelme, Wallingford, Oxon.

OS Ref:SU641916

Charge £3 per adult. Chiltern Society members, Friends of the Watercress Beds & accompanied children free.

Booking not necessary.
Bookings for groups may be made on other dates. (Tel: 01491- 835173)

Location of visitor centre click HERE