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Newbold Quarry

A large pool edged with grassland and woodland attracting plenty of wildlife.

This site consists of a large pool created after quarrying finished in 1920 and natural springs flooded the pit. In spring the pool hosts breeding toads and aquatic plants provide cover for great crested grebe and coot. In winter the lake welcomes tufted duck, pochard and little grebe. 

The lime-rich clay heaps support many lime-loving plants and a wide range of butterflies. 

Hawthorn edges the woodland of ash and sycamore where a wonderful veriety of songbirds congregate including finches, tits and warblers. 

 

What is there to do here?


  • Head up the steps for a fantastic view over the pool
  • Forage for blackberries and damsons in Autumn
  • Join in with our regular work party!

 

Do you live in Newbold and fancy living a wilder life? Ever wanted to learn a new skill? Meet local like minded people? Help wildlife? Or maybe you just appreciate a good cup of tea in the great outdoors! If so, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust are setting up a new work party at Newbold Quarry.

We have been supported by Warwickshire Public health to deliver 10 taster sessions at Newbold Quarry reserve in Rugby. Sessions will be held fortnightly on Tuesdays 10am - 1pm, from September to February. Over the winter months we will work on a number of practical tasks to care for the reserve.

Tasks can be adapted for all abilities and no previous experience is required as all training will be provided. For more information contact faye.irvine@wkwt.org.uk or just drop in on the day.

The dates are:

  • 5th & 19th September
  • 3rd, 17th & 31st October
  • 14th & 28th November
  • 12th December
  • 9th & 23rd January
  • 6th & 20th February

 

 

Nearby nature reserves

Swift Valley Nature Reserve
1 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Windmill Spinney
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Ashlawn Cutting
3 miles - Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Located at Newbold on Avon, north west of Rugby
Rugby
Warwickshire
CV21 1AY
Map reference
SP 497 770
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
Best time to visit
Apr - Aug
Get directions
Find out here
Public transport
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
10.50 hectares
Access
Yes

Various paths around this reserve. Some paths are accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Contact the Trust for more information.
Walking information
Part of the reserve has wheelchair access, steep slopes in parts
Parking
Car parks can be accessed off the A426, via Yates Avenue or for RADAR key holders off the B4112 Newbold Road
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
No
Reserve manager
Karl Curtis
Tel: 02476 302912
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