Wintering waterbirds

Date(s) - 19/01/2020
09:30 - 12:30

Uckinghall Pool


This is the meeting which had to be cancelled in December because of the flooding. A foray (just) into south Worcestershire on the east bank of the Severn, on either side of the M50, to look at two former gravel pits which hold water all the year round. The pits often attract birds from all over north Gloucestershire and south Worcestershire, when other areas are dry. Should be good numbers of geese, ducks and other wintering waterbirds at this time of year.

How to get there: either take the A38 northwards out of Tewkesbury, or take the M5 northward, then west along the M50, leaving at Junction 1 and joining the northward A38. Take the A38 towards Worcester for about a mile, then follow signposts on the left to Ripple; go through Ripple to Uckinghall, and in the middle of Uckinghall village follow the signpost to the river. Follow a slightly rough track, then park by the Uckinghall Fishing Lakes at SO864376. From there we shall follow the public footpath down the Severn bank and under the M50 to look at the two lakes. Leader Mike Smart 01452 421131.

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