Field Trip to Coombe Hill NR, Glos
Forthcoming Field Trip to Coombe Hill Canal NR, Glos on 4th September 2016
The meet-up time for this Field Trip is 0930 in the reserve car park. The car park can be found by leaving Cheltenham westwards on the A4019 until the road terminates at the junction with the A38 at some traffic lights, in about 4 miles. Get in the right lane at the lights and go straight ahead down a small lane which ends at the reserve car park. There is parking for about a dozen cars in the car park.
The main feature of the reserve is the canal itself which used to bring goods from the river Severn to the Cheltenham area, but it has been disused for many years. It is now part of a charming reserve. The canal itself is part of the Severn floodplain and every few years this floodplain is inundated. However there are always a few pools present even in drier conditions, which attract a range of wildlife. Two of these pools are overlooked by hides. It should be a good trip, I hope to see you there.