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Binoculars at the ready…

Get your binoculars out and enjoy a peaceful spot of bird-watching. You never know, you may spot a rare bird…


Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, Warwick

17 minute drive from Chesford Grange Hotel

Capture rare sightings of the Black Redstart, Stonechat, Osprey, Spoonbill and Great Grey Shrike on the Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.

The reserve, which is owned and managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, consists of a combination of scrubland, reed bed, ponds, and lakes. You just need to pay £2 for entry (if you’re a non-member) and then you’re good to enjoy some quiet twitching time.

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Eardington Nature Reserve, Shropshire

20 minute drive from Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

See 70 species of birds at the Eardington Nature Reserve, a former quarry that now consists of an open mosaic habitat.

Experience close views of woodland birds from the bird hide and feeding station, and you can even see 23 species of butterflies while you’re there.

Wheelchair access is also available.

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Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest,Kent

50 minute drive from Ashford International Hotel & Spa

Explore the award-winning Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest, which has over 12,000 trees, three walking trails, three cycling trails and much more.

Kids can tackle the Go Ape tree top adventure course or you can simply enjoy exploring the forest (which is laid out with markers). You only need to pay £1.50 for entrance, and here’s a tip - the Hawfinch is best seen in the treetops left of marker 15!

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