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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Coventry

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Brandon Marsh is an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and nature reserve in Warwickshire, England. It is situated adjacent to the River Avon, near the village of Brandon, a few miles east of Coventry.The reserve is also the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Formerly used for sand and gravel quarrying, the 92 hectare (228 acre) site is owned by French industrial company LaFarge Industries and is leased to the Trust.Today, Brandon Marsh is a mixture of flooded gravel pits, fen, scrubland, reedbeds and woodland, much of which is uncommon habitat for the local area. The site is particularly important for birdlife, with a wide range of breeding and wintering birds—234 different species had been recorded up to the end of 2015. The reserve also supports a variety of mammals and insects, over 500 species of plant, and more than 570 species of fungi. The nature reserve and Visitor Centre are open to the public seven days a week.
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  • A really nice walk, especially when topped off with a drink and snack in the cafe. The site is a nature reserve but its main geared around bird watching (lots of different hides around a number of dif...  more »
  • Visited Brandon Marsh with our 2 young grandchildren yesterday. It was AMAZING. We had a groupon voucher so the visit only cost £3. A fantastic cheap day out. They loved being in the hides watching th...  more »
  • Just on the edge of Coventry this Nature reserve offers a great little restaurant before or after enjoying a variety of landscapes from reed beds woodland & pools which in turn offer a huge variety of...  more »
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  • A really nice place to relax, take a walk and look at a nice variety of birds (in this case it is useful to take a pair of binoculars at reception). There is also a restaurant inside.
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