Ash Link Nature Reserve

Ash Link Local Nature Reserve, the first nature reserve in Spelthorne, was officially opened by the Mayor of Spelthorne in June 2012.

It is managed by volunteers from Spelthorne Natural History Society in partnership with Spelthorne Council who own the land. It is located in Shepperton, either side of the M3, with Splash Meadow to the south-east (off Charlton Road) and Nutty Wood to the north-west (off Nutty Lane). 

The two sites are linked by a pedestrian bridge and they contain a variety of wildlife as well as mixed woodland, wildflower glades, ponds and the River Ash. Conservation work over the years has helped to increase the biodiversity of the area and as well as monitoring and recording the wealth of species, the volunteers continue to enhance the site for the benefit of the wildlife and  enjoyment of the public.

In 2017 the Ash Link Local Nature Reserve was awarded a Gold Medal in the 'South and South East in Bloom' competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society

In 2018 the Friends of Ash Link volunteer group received the 'Queen's Award for Voluntary Services.'

For more details contact Irving - telephone 01784 464036 or email