Lying south east of the city of Coventry, Brandon Marsh is the HQ reserve of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust .
It is flanked by the River Avon and just 2 minutes from the Coventry ring-road making it an amazing site for wildlife amid all the urban sprawl.

The reserve is over 92 hectares and consists of woodland, grassland, reedbeds, and willow carr. The site has a visitor centre with a cafe, shop, and covered outside picnic areas. Parking outside the visitor centre.
By car- just off the A45. From Toll-Bar Island where the A45 & A46 meet, follow the A45 away from Coventry for 200m, then turn left into Brandon Lane. The reserve is about a mile along on the right hand side.

The reserve has 8 hides on circular walks around the site which offer excellent views of the various species, depending on the time of year. In winter look for various ducks, geese, swans, gulls and raptors. Water rails are resident with kingfisher possible at anytime. Various waders like lapwing, redshank, sandpipers are also on the site, depending on the water levels and time of year. In summer look for warblers, cuckoo, common tern.
The site also has a good record of attracting interesting passing species like bittern, bearded tit & ospreys.

Location

Postcode: CV3 3GW

Latitude / Longitude: 52.379388, -1.435001

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