Alvecote Pools

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Alvecote Pools Nature Trail takes the visitor along an old miners path beside pools and marshes. A good list of birds is to be seen, including waders on the adjacent subsidence pools. The return route of the trail is along the canal towpath. There is open access to the site which are part of a series of shallow pools along the River Anker formed by mining subsidence.The site is important for birds, dragonflies, sphagnum moss, bladderwort and orchids. Alvecote Meadows contribute 11.5 hectares to the largest SSSI in Warwickshire, Alvecote Pools, which in total covers 128 hectares. Supports a variety of wetland habitats including wet grassland, marsh, reed swamp with water mint and greater pond sedge and open water, attracting a wide range of dragonflies, damselflies and birds such as snipe, pied wagtail, goldfinch and kestrel.

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Warwickshire, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Alvecote Meadows, Alvecote Pools Nature Trail

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Directions

Train

Nearest railway station is Polesworth.


Car

Park at Alvecote Priory picnic site, and enter through gate between railway and canal.

Admission

Opening times:

Never closes

Prices:

Free

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Contact

Address: Alvecote Pools, Robeys Lane, Polesworth, Tamworth, Warwickshire, B78 1JA, UK.
Phone: Adam Archer +44 1827 897509

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