Rugby Visitor Centre
End of Church road, Ryton-on-Dunsmore,
Steetley Meadows Conservation Area, Ryton-on-Dunsmore is an area of approximately 35 acres of meadows, woodland, willow carr, SSSI (site of special scientific interest) and ponds bounded to the north by the River Avon. The land was kindly donated to Ryton Conservation Trust in 1992 by Steetley (now Lafarge) after gravel extraction works.
Steetley Meadows is administered by the Trust for the conservation of wild flora and fauna and maintained as an unspoilt oasis for quiet contemplation and relaxation, away from the pressures of everyday life.
Many birds can be seen in the meadows. Grey heron are often seen feeding and both the great crested grebe and little crested grebe breed here. Canada geese, mallard and tufted ducks may all be seen along with kingfishers who nest in the riverbank. As well as birds, the meadows are a haven for bats, foxes, badgers, muntjac deer and a wide variety of insects.
Open all the time
Steetley Meadows is located north of Ryton-on-Dunsmore, off the A45
- Mobile phone coverage
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking allowed