Know before you go
Parking informationNo official parking. There is a layby next to the main entrance reached when using the above directions.
Grass paths. Entrance quite steep.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to July
About the reserve
Long Deans Nature Reserve is noted for its wildflower-rich grassland, butterflies, birds and invertebrates. The site is home to bird species including bullfinch and song thrush. This reserve is also noted for veteran trees, which provide habitat for fungi, invertebrates, hole-nesting birds and bats.
Spring: Cowslip, kestrel, song thrush.
Summer: Bee orchid, marbled white, pyramidal orchid.
Autumn/ Winter: Buzzard, red kite, redwing.
Site entrance:There are three entrances via kissing gates; two from Bunkers Lane and another from a footpath.
Access by road: From A4251 take Nash Mills Lane (turns into Red Lion
Lane) and then turn left into Lower Road. Turn right into Bunkers Lane and reserve is on the right with Bunkers Park to the left.
Access by public transport
Bus: 318, 501 – Belswains Lane, opposite Mill Close ( 0.4 miles) walk to reserve.
Rail: Apsley Rail Station (1 mile).