Coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you are planning on travelling distance to attractions, we would recommend that you contact the venues directly in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you, or any of your party have a new persistant cough, or develop a fever of 38C, we would instead advise you to use the NHS's dedicated website for professional advice.

RSPB Highnam Woods Reserve

This is a lovely remnant of ancient woodland, with a 2 km nature trail passing amongst a variety of trees. Visit in spring to hear a symphony of birdsong, especially the nightingales which breed here, and to see bluebells and primroses in beautiful bloom. Other birds you may see include goshawks, ravens, lesser spotted woodpeckers, marsh tits, bullfinches, song thrushes, spotted flycatchers and woodcocks. In winter, you can see closeup views of woodland birds at the bird feeding station by the car park.
The reserve itself is open at all times to those on foot, bike or arriving by bus. The car park is available for reserve events and can be opened for groups by prior arrangement.
Free, but donations to help us continue our work here are welcome.
Join us for one of our guided walks. Reserve staff and volunteers will be happy to help you find the more common species as well as reserve specialities.
There are regular family events at Highnam Woods that form part of an RSPB Gloucestershire events programme.
Dogs are allowed on all footpaths. You are welcome to visit with your dog provided it is kept under proper control and does not leave marked footpaths.

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