Highnam Woods - Maidenhall
Follow the 2km nature trail through this pretty RSPB reserve near Gloucester and Maidenhall. There are nice woodland paths where you can look out for a variety of bird species including the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, Nightingale, Song Thrush, and Spotted Flycatchers. Also look out for woodland butterflies such as white admirals and white-letter hairstreaks.
The Wysis Way and the Gloucestershire Way both pass close to the reserve so there is scope for extending your walk along one of these long distance paths.
If you head a mile to the east you will come to the lovely Highnam Court with its beautiful gardens, lake and 17th century grade I listed country house.
PostcodeGL2 8AA - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Highnam Woods Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Highnam Woods Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Highnam Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Highnam Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the south of the city centre in Gloucester there's the popular Robinswood Hill Country Park. There's several colour coded trails to try here with excellent views over the city from the high points.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Gloucestershire Walks and Forest of Dean Walks pages.