This 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
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 until the path turns right over the canal. Continue for a short distance before taking the gate on the right, then after c50 yards turn left onto a boardwalk to Grundon hide. SO 875273.
Cotswold Water Park-East
Cotswold Water Park-West
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
Gloucester Landfill Site (No public access)
Highnam Woods RSPB
Lydney Lakes, Marsh & Harbour
Netheridge Farm & Sewage Works
Purton shore & Timber ponds
Quedgeley – Clearwater Drive
Robins Wood Hill C.P.
Severn House Farm
Sharpness – Picnic site
Sharpness – SARA Lifeboat Station
Symonds Yat Rock
Tewkesbury – The Mythe