Alcester Nature Reserve
A beautiful paddling spot
Today we’ve got another Warwickshire Wildlife Trust gem to share with you.
Alcester Nature Reserve is located in the heart of Alcester. It's hidden amongst the hustle and bustle of the town. You honestly wouldn't know you were in the town as it's so peaceful.
The is a circular marked trail that takes you around the reserve. The walk is approximately a mile long. There are a number of picnic spots around the walk.
Depending on when you go make sure you watch out for the stingers. There were lots and they were overhanging onto the pathways.
The best bit about the reserve for us is the most amazing paddling area. Ours absolutely love it. We took a picnic blanket and sat on the banks while they raced leaves down the river and had a great time.
While we were there there were a couple of other groups paddling and a couple of people walking dogs. At one point we had the place to ourselves. It was very easy to socially distance.
We parked on Ragley Mill Lane. It is a residential area so if you do visit then please bear this in mind and park respectfully.
There is a signpost showing the way into the reserve. When you get to the map if you want to go to the paddling area then take a left. Follow the path and you will find it.
The walk to the paddling area is very narrow so I wouldn't say that it was pushchair or wheelchair friendly.
There are no toilets or facilities. It is just a walk with a beautiful paddling area.
More information on the different things that you can spot on the walking trail can be found here.
Alcester Nature Reserve - River Arrow
Ragley Mill Lane