The Gloster Birder Location Finder

MapThis will hopefully help you to find all those places that get mentioned that you’ve never heard of and a few you have heard of but still don’t know where they are. This will also reduce the numbers of emails I have to write telling people where to go (in the nicest possible way of course). Thanks to Brian Stretch for the idea.

A few rules, which ought to be blindingly obvious, but here’s a reminder anyway:

* Always park sensibly and where built-up areas are involved, do not block exits and be mindful of residents privacy.

* Keep to Public Footpaths.

* Keep dogs on a lead.

* Keep out of Private property.

* There is no public access to Gloucester Landfill Site, but certain areas can be viewed from public footpaths and the gulls often loaf on waste ground off of the surrounding roads.

* There is no longer any public access to Tites Point at Purton.

The Places (in alphabetical order)

Alney Island N.R., Castle Meads

Arlingham Passage

Ashleworth Ham


Aylburton Warth

Barrington Downs

Beachley Point

Berkeley Pill

Bourton Pits

Broad Water

Cleeve Hill Radio Masts (car park)

Cleeve Hill, West Down, Wardens Woods & Wontley Farm

Coombe Hill Meadows (car park)

Grundon hide    Access is opposite the traffic lights at the A38/A4019 junction and take the narrow lane which descends by the Swan Inn. Park at the Wharf (room for c10 cars, do not leave valuables on show). Walk along the canal W cross the footbridge then continue until the path comes to a boardwalk on the right to Grundon hide. Wellies recommended in wet weather.

Cotswold Water Park-East

Cotswold Water Park-West

Dowdeswell Reservoir

Forest of Dean – Brierley

Forest of Dean – Boy’s Grave

Forest of Dean – Cannop ponds Stoneworks

Forest of Dean – Mallards Pike

Forest of Dean – Nagshead RSPB

Forest of Dean – New Fancy View

Forest of Dean – Parkend Church

Forest of Dean – Sallowvallets Inclosure

Forest of Dean – Speech House Hotel

Forest of Dean – Woorgreens Lake

Frampton Court Lake

Frampton Sailing Lake

Frampton Splatt Bridge

Frampton WWT 100-Acre

Fretherne Sluice

Gloucester Landfill Site (No public access)

Guscar Rocks

Hasfield Ham

Hawling Triangle

Highnam Woods RSPB

Leigh Meadows

Longney Crib

Lydney Lakes, Marsh & Harbour

May Hill

Netheridge Farm & Sewage Works

Newent Woods

Newnham-on Severn

Painswick Beacon


Purton shore & Timber ponds

Quedgeley – Clearwater Drive

Robins Wood Hill C.P.

Roel Gate

Saul Warth

Sedbury shore

Severn House Farm

Sharpness – Picnic site

Sharpness – SARA Lifeboat Station

Sudeley Castle


Symonds Yat Rock

Tewkesbury – The Mythe

Tidenham Chase

Walmore Common

Westonbirt Arboretum

Witcombe Reservoir

WWT Slimbridge