Nature Reserves

RSPB Highnam Woods

Gloucestershire - Gloucester

United Kingdom

  • Sightseeing

Taking the kids out for the day to RSPB Highnam Woods in Gloucestershire - Free Stuff!

CONTACT INFO

01594 562852
highnam.woods@rspb.org.uk
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 8AA
United Kingdom

ON PEAK WORKING HOURS

START END
Sunday 09:00 - 17:30
Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 17:30
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30

ADMISSIONS

Entry

  • Free for all

DESCRIPTION

Park and Garden
There is a 1.25 miles (2 km) marked nature trail starting at the car park that offers an opportunity to see a variety of woodland types. The path is flat with no steep inclines, however the surface is clayey and, as a consequence, is generally quite muddy, particularly during the winter.

The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.

Please note: Car park gates are only unlocked for events and pre-booked groups, however there is foot access at all times.

ONSITE FACILITIES

  • Car Parking
  • School Deals

DIRECTIONS

By bicycle (Sustrans cycle route)

Gloucester. A Sustrans route passing close to the reserve is proposed.


By train

Gloucester. Four miles walk on a public footpath via Over and Highnam avoids roads.

By bus

Bus stop: Highnam Woods. From Gloucester: bus numbers: 33 to Ross, every 45 minutes past hour Monday to Saturday; 24 to Joys Green, every 15 minutes past hour Monday to Saturday; 325 to Ruardean, every two hours starting 8.05 am, Sunday only. Call Traveline, tel: 0871 2002233, for further information.

By road

Please note parking is only available at this site for events and for groups by prior arrangement with reserve staff. Situated 3.75 miles (6 km) west of Gloucester. Take the A40 west from Gloucester signposted to Ross. Proceed along A40 for 1.25 miles (2 km) and go straight on at the roundabout and continue towards Ross for 0.6 mile (1 km) and the reserve is on the right and clearly signposted.
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