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Slimbridge Wetland Centre

1 miles (2 km)

Enjoy a stroll around this super nature reserve between Bristol and Gloucester. There are 120 acres to explore on good footpaths and boardwalks which pass over the lakes. The reserve boasts the largest collection of amphibians in the UK and the splendid Flamingo lagoon with theUK’s largest flock of flamingos. You can view the birds from a fantasic sunken observatory.
There is a well equipped bird hide and a wonderful rain garden which featured at the Chelsea Flower Show. You can also climb the Sloane Observation Tower for fantastic views of the Cotswolds and the River Severn.
The Gloucester and Sharpness Canal and the Severn Way pass the site so it's easy to continue your waterside walking in this lovely area.
Our Frampton on Severn Canal Walk will take you to the site from the nearby village. It's about a 3 mile walk from the village along the nice towpath. The reserve is also a short walk from fascinating Purton Hulks. These abandoned boats and ships lie on the banks of the River Severn, just to the south west of Slimbridge.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre Postcode

GL2 7BT - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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Photos

The Wetlands at Slimbridge - geograph.org.uk - 6769

The Wetlands at Slimbridge. Looking south from one of the hides at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust. The River Severn is to the right of the picture.

Flamingos at Slimbridge - geograph.org.uk - 1369826

Flamingos at Slimbridge. Flock of Caribbean Flamingo with a few Greater Flamingo (slightly larger and light pink).

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge - geograph.org.uk - 829083

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge. Visitors are encouraged to feed the birds with appropriate food in a series of feeding ponds at the centre.

Wildfowl and Wetlands reserve. Slimbridge. - geograph.org.uk - 23311

This lagoon is overlooked by the house which was built for Sir Peter Scott so birds are fed to make it more interesting.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge - geograph.org.uk - 1720893

View north from the Martin Smith Hide on the northern edge of the public area at Slimbridge. February is a good time to observe the transitory ducks and geese. In the distance is the distinctive dome of May Hill.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge - geograph.org.uk - 1725473

View north-east from the Martin Smith Hide on the northern edge of the public area at Slimbridge. February is a good time to observe the transitory ducks and geese. In the distance is the distinctive scarp of the Cotswolds.

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