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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

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Well run nature reserve

On the outskirts of Coventry, this well run nature reserve is well worth a trip. Plenty of walks in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
simon p
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Despite lots of visitors we were on our own to listen and watch wild life.

There are several bird hides around the site and we sat and watched the pools from several of them... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kathy h
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Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is the headquarters of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Set in 220 acres, the Reserve, consists of large pools created by gravel extraction. The Visitor Centre is a great place to visit including a Tea Room and well...more
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Brandon Lane, Coventry CV3 3GW, England
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+44 24 7630 2912
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 November 2014

Each day around 4pm they came. This spectacular show went on for a couple of weeks. I adore this place. Stay as pure and unchanged - unspoiled as you are. A nature/Bird lovers paradise.

5  Thank Bobetta12
WarksWildlifeTrust, Marketing and Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2014

Hi, Thank you for your review, it's fantastic to hear how much you enjoy your visits. We entirely agree; the starling murmurations at this time of year are beautiful. We hope to see you again soon. Emma Richmond Marketing and Communications Officer

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2015

I recently came across this place when scouting for new waters to fish being new to the area. I parked and went to the visitor centre to make some enquiries. There were two ladies there on this Sunday afternoon, the younger one dealt with my...More

3  Thank mikey990
WarksWildlifeTrust, Volunteer Manager at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2015

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post your concerns. I am very sorry to hear that you did not have an enjoyable visit to Brandon Marsh and am very disappointed to hear that you felt our staff were rude to you and I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the outskirts of Coventry, this well run nature reserve is well worth a trip. Plenty of walks in pleasant surroundings accompanied by the sounds of abundant bird life. Autumn/winter is one of the best times to visit and if you have a lot of...More

1  Thank simon p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several bird hides around the site and we sat and watched the pools from several of them, very peaceful and interesting. The autumn colours in the trees was magical and the tearoom and shop were well worth a visit. The staff were very...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the outskirts of Coventry, this wooded marshland area has lovely walks that wend their way through a contrasting mix of woodland glades, wetland ponds and marshes and reed beds. The staff at the wetland centre were really helpful and friendly, lending binoculars for us...More

Thank mostlyharmless
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review of our nature reserve and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your visit! I hope you will be back again soon for another nature fix!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are clearly marked paths with a 20-minute and a 40-minute trail. Easy to walk on. Beautiful lakes with still water that reflect perfectly. Interesting birds. Nice cafe. Would recommend.

Thank JonesyTraveller
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and for recommending us. We love to hear of people enjoying their visit to the reserve and cafe!

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Lovely place with lovely staff. Spent a very nice day with the children, bird watching and going on nature trails. Loads of great info/spotting sheets for the children. The cafe food was good and all at a very reasonable price.

1  Thank nicolaevans76
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review and I'm pleased to hear what a great day you had visiting Brandon Marsh with your family!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

What a lovely place to while away a few hours of peace and quiet. After our walk last week we stopped for a bite to eat in the café - what a great selection and wonderful service. The sandwiches arrived and they tasted fabulous and...More

1  Thank lindseydando
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for a lovely review - the staff in Badgers Tearoom here pride themselves on their tasty food!

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely great day out for couples and for family. Entrance fee is just £2.50 per person and parking is free. Staff are very friendly and all in all it's a very peaceful and scenic place with some great walking routes.

Thank lovetotravel402
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your lovely review, I'm pleased to hear you were welcomed by our staff and enjoyed your day out at Brandon Marsh!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Fun for children, peaceful shady walks around the lakes. Good blackberry bushes! Super tea room and gift shop.

1  Thank X1028BWelizabeths
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thanks for your review! Lovely to hear you enjoy visiting the nature reserve and the food in the tea room!

Reviewed 28 July 2018

Took my two year old grandson for a morning out and wish I’d taken a picnic so we could have stayed longer. He loved the play area and the equipment was all suitable for him to use. We walked along one of the trails and...More

2  Thank Brackie65
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

An excellent location with first class hides and the whole reserve so well looked after. Don’t miss the cafe which offers high quality home cooked food.

Thank andertons580
WarksWildlifeTrust, Communications Officer at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2018

Thanks for your review! Great to hear you enjoy Brandon Marsh nature reserve and Badger's Tearoom.

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Danielle M
9 October 2018|
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Response from Catherine P | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just suitable to walk round on foot.
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clairedoug11
27 August 2017|
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Response from michael25472 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they must be kept on a lead - the Wildlife Trust can give a more definite answer.or phone Brandon Marsh on 024 7630 2912
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soniasd8
23 May 2017|
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Response from 887faizak | Reviewed this property |
you can bring anything with you but please dont forget to collect your litter as its nature reserve. the best bet is you punch in their digits and ask to avoid any embarrassment. its definitely a quiet place to celebrate... More
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