Visit

Tewkesbury Nature Reserve is a short walk from the centre of town along Barton Street and just past the hospital, opposite Morrison’s supermarket. It covers an area of 46.19 hectares (118 acres) and lies between the Priors Park and Wheatpieces housing developments. The central Ordnance Survey grid reference for the site is SO 898 318.

Click here to view a map showing entrances to the nature reserve

 

The site is bounded by six separate but linked neighbourhoods. On the north it is bounded by the A438, a main access road to the town centre, and Morrisons Superstore. Priors Park to the west is a large well established housing estate. To the east the site is bounded by Jubilee Way (the Eastern Relief Road) a road built in 1997 to provide access to The Wheatpieces, a large housing estate of modern design. The southern area of the site is partially bounded by Stonehills housing estate also constructed in 1997. The site is close to no less than six primary schools, one comprehensive and one special school. It therefore has huge potential to be an outdoor classroom both introducing children to the natural world, supporting learning and understanding.

Areas of the south western fields are designated a Registered Battlefield site (Battle of Tewkesbury).