Located on the outskirts of Whelford and within the eastern part of the Cotswold Water Park, this reserve used to be the site of two barren gravel pits, but is now a freshwater haven for all sort of wildlife. Although much of the reserve is out of bounds to protect nesting flocks, great views can be had from the hides. In spring watch great crested grebes do their 'weed dance' courtship and as the summer comes on dragonflies and damselflies are abundant. In winter, overwintering wildfowl are present in large numbers. If you're really lucky you might also see otters, nightingale and bittern. A beautiful tranquil place, this reserve guarantees wildlife all year round.

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