In summer months, its steeply sloping meadows become a riot of colourful wildflowers, including birds-foot-trefoil, lady’s bedstraw and the nationally scarce meadow clary, found at just 20 other sites across the UK. In terms of ecological value, Wigwell's grasslands are of county-level importance and Wigwell is a designated Local Wildlife Site
A stream runs through the reserve, and in the marshy ground beside the water you will spot plants such as marsh marigold and ragged robin. Wigwell is grazed over autumn and winter to keep more dominant grass species in check, allowing summer flowers to grow and set seed.
You can enter Wigwell Nature Reserve on foot from Nine Acres Lane and the B4022, Banbury Hill.
Footpath signs will guide you through the reserve.