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Millhams Mead

This beautiful nature reserve is home to lots of interesting plants and animals.

From humble beginnings as a local tip, Millhams Mead now has varied habitats including mature woodland, grassland and scrub, It’s a popular spot for both wildlife and walkers.

Millhams Mead has 24 species of butterflies and around 200 species of flowering plants, including the curiously named corky-fruited water dropwort. Almost 50 species of birds have also been recorded as either visiting or living there.

There’s more information on wildlife and plants on Millhams Mead’s onsite information board.

A famous smuggler, Isaac Gulliver, moved to the area in 1870. There’s a trail named after him that you can follow which leads you round the countryside surrounding Millhams Mead.

You can pick up a copy of the Gulliver’s Trail guide at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre. There are also guided walks throughout the year.

If you’re a wheelchair user visiting Millhams Mead, you’ll need a radar key to open some of the gates. Speak to our parks team to find out more.

Getting there

Millhams Mead is just to the north of Kinson, adjacent to the River Stour. You can see the location on our map.

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