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Alvecote Pools

A series of shallow pools that are good for wildlife

Alvecote Pools reserve has been cared for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust since 1997. 


What's it like to visit?

This reserve is a series of shallow pools along the River Anker formed by mining subsidence. It is an important site for birds, dragonflies, sphagnum moss, bladderwort and orchids. 


What might you spot?

Crested grebe, tufted duck, pochard, shelduck, little ringed plover, grasshopper, sedge and reed warblers, kingfishers and Great white egret, a dozen varieties of dragonfly and many species of beetle. 

Nearby nature reserves

Alvecote Meadows
0 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Abbey Green Park
2 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Kingsbury Meadow
6 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Between Polesworth and Tamworth in North Warwickshire
B78 1AS
Map reference
SK 244 048
Best time to visit
Apr - Jul
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Opening Times
Open at all times
26.20 hectares
Various routes around the reserve, some are more difficult than others but most are flat and accessible. Contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
Flat, wheelchair access adjacent to canal, kissing gates, muddy in winter
Limited parking at entrance off Robeys Lane; car park at Pooley Heritage Centre (charge applicable)
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912 from reserve pages