Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  West Midlands  /  Coventry  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Coventry

(120+ reviews on the web)
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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.
Make Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve a part of your Coventry vacation plans using our Coventry vacation planner.
Source
Create a full Coventry itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Coventry

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Coventry by other users

3 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM MALTA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM OMAN June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM HONG KONG August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Coventry BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Small but pleasant visitor shop and cafe. Lovely cakes. Plenty of hides to choose from. Binoculars are a must! At about 6pm you're almost guarenteed to see a hobby or 2 from the Carlton hide. We saw a...  more »
  • A wonderful place to wander along a range of wide and narrow paths, through acres of natural habitat. Sit quietly in one of 8 separate hides overlooking 7 different pools and watch a vast variety of h...  more »
  • First visit to Brandon Marsh for several years, wished we had returned sooner, mainly interested in bird photography and was not disappointed. Just needs a larger car park.  more »
Google
  • 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.
    View original