New and Ashmores Farm Nature Reserves

About the nature reserve

New Farm and Ashmores Farms are nature reserves sitting alongside each other, created by Worcestershire County Council as part of its pledge to plant 150,000 trees. With native broadleaved woodland, orchards, species rich grasslands and the River Avon, there is plenty to see on your visit.


Download: Site Map (PDF)

Opening times

Open access 24 hours.


Admission is free.

Site location

Norton, near Evesham, park at The Valley WR11 4DS (follow signs to the car park with the light railway train station). Please note, there is a 15 minute walk along the River Avon, to the site from The Valley. You can also access the nature reserve from Norton Village, but please note that there is very limited parking available. 

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Accessibility information
  • the site is flat in some places and hilly in others with some steep slopes
  • the waymarked Skylark Trail (which is 1.67 km long, or a shortened option 1.0km) is hilly with grass, some stone tracks, no steps and may be suitable for robust mobility scooters.

Roots in Time is a National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council project to explore and share the archaeology at New Farm. During summer 2022, a community excavation investigated millennia of stories buried within this landscape. For more information on the project, follow the link Roots in Time Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service 

Why not extend your stay in the Evesham area by visiting The Valley shopping and leisure complex Leisure and Entertainment at The Valley Evesham


Ordnance Survey Maps Explorer 205, Landranger 151.


View Ashmore Farm on a map

View New Farm on a map


Site facilities
  • onsite walking
  • information

Download: Use of outlying site form (Word document)


If you are interested in volunteering at New and Ashmores Farm Nature Reserves you can find out further information on the volunteer work group pages.

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