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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  • August 17, 2017
    We visited the site specifically to see the geologucal wall. This turned out to be an excellent example of its type and we were particularly impressed with the way bricks had been used to represent th...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    At only £2.50 entrance this has to be excellent value. Nature reserve with at least 7 hides so very much geared towards birdwatching and photography. Lots to see although obviously depend on the time ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Great for taking photographs a good variety of wild life nice food at the cafe, also do take aways. A must.  more »
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  • Great for nature trailing with the kids. Good facilities as well, cafe and picnic area
  • 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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