Commons and Beechwoods Spring Spectacular!
01-May-2010 - 23-May-2010
This walk is a great opportunity to visit some of the most beautiful places in the Cotswolds and catch them in their full spring glory. During the day we will walk through a large part of the Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods National Nature Reserve, stopping along the way to enjoy the fantastic views and look at some of the wildlife that makes the reserve so special. We will also explain a little about the history of the reserve and how we are managing it to safeguard its future. The spring wildflowers on the grassland commons will be at their peak in late May and in the woods there will hopefully still be a good display of bluebells. We will stop en route for a picnic lunch to tie in with Gloucestershire’s BIG (Biodiversity in Gloucestershire) Picnic which is taking place on that day around the county as part of International Biodiversity Day.
Date and time: 10am Saturday 22nd May 2010
Meeting point: Main pay and display car park at south end of Painswick village.
Duration/distance: 9 miles / approx. 6 hours including 1 hour for lunch
Dogs: Well-behaved dogs welcome, must be kept under control around livestock. Prams/pushchairs/wheelchairs: Not suitable.
Terrain: Some steep hills, uneven ground, muddy in places. Sturdy walking boots recommended. Basic level of fitness required.
Charge: Free Booking: No need to book Lunch: Bring your own picnic!
Reserve Manager Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods NNR
The Ebworth Centre