Sulham and Tidmarsh Woods and Meadows is a 75.7-hectare (187-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Reading in Berkshire.
A tranquil mix of waterside, woodland and pasture.
Went in search of wildlife early in the morning. Wasn't too optimistic to begin with due to the small size of the reserve and it's proximity to the M4. Within a relatively short amount of time, we had seen; 2 foxes, buzzards, kites, roe deer and a variety of interesting songbirds. Only criticism is that it did feel a little overly managed but hopefully this is just a temporary measure to develop habitats.
Really lovely nature reserve featuring seasonally wet-woodland, coppice and hay meadows with the river Pang running through it. Good access for walkers via footpaths but, although wheelchairs can access some of it easily, parts of the riverbank path would be difficult.
Off the beaten track...lovely setting riverside walk but very wet in Winter. Not suitable for anyone with physical difficulties. Car park small & roughly gravelled.
A tranqil oasis in the sprawling suburbs. Plenty of local wildlife and birdsong over the roar of the M4. Small car park can be difficult to get out when traffic is bad. The walk starts along the Pang so expect mud when the weather is wet! It can be busy but there's plenty of quiet woods to spark up in nearby.