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Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

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This nature reserve straddles the boundary between Albrighton and Donnington. The ponds, originally constructed for a mill, are now a great place to see wildlife.

Surveyed by: Joe Penfold, June 2012 (Summer)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 0.3 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: There are no directions leading to the site. Follow the A41 to Albrighton and then, on Newport Road, follow Rectory Road and park in the area next to Donnington Parish Church. Grid Reference: SJ 809 046
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No

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Parking is available at St. Cuthbert's Church in Donington, located on Rectory Road.

CarPark Parking is available at St. Cuthbert's Church in Donington, located on Rectory Road.

The parking area contains gradients, loose gravel and does not provide parking spaces that are designated for disabled visitors.

CarPark The parking area contains gradients, loose gravel and does not provide parking spaces that are designated for disabled visitors.

The parking area is located a short distance from the site entrance. Follow the lane downhill.

Direction The parking area is located a short distance from the site entrance. Follow the lane downhill.

Continue past St. Cuthbert's Church.

Path Continue past St. Cuthbert's Church.

The site entrance is approximately 80m from the car park.

Direction The site entrance is approximately 80m from the car park.

Go past the entrance to Donnington and Albrighton Nature Reserve.

Path Go past the entrance to Donnington and Albrighton Nature Reserve.

The gradient of the roadside path steepens.

Gradient The gradient of the roadside path steepens.

The entrance to Albrighton and Donnington Pool is via a wicket gate.

Start The entrance to Albrighton and Donnington Pool is via a wicket gate.

Initially, the path is paved and has a linear gradient of 8%  over a short distance.

Gradient Initially, the path is paved and has a linear gradient of 8% over a short distance.

The path is 1.4m wide and is laid in concrete.

Path The path is 1.4m wide and is laid in concrete.

A path leads down to a dipping platform and fishing area. The boardwalk has been coated with anti-slip timber decking.

Direction A path leads down to a dipping platform and fishing area. The boardwalk has been coated with anti-slip timber decking.

The linear gradient of the decked path reaches a maximum of 16%.

Gradient The linear gradient of the decked path reaches a maximum of 16%.

A decked boardwalk connects the ramped and stepped access. A handrail has been constructed on the waterside edge of the boardwalk.

Fishing A decked boardwalk connects the ramped and stepped access. A handrail has been constructed on the waterside edge of the boardwalk.

The path rises gradually over a short distance of about 10m. Here the gradient average 8-10%.

Gradient The path rises gradually over a short distance of about 10m. Here the gradient average 8-10%.

 

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Another fishing point is accessed via steps.

Fishing Another fishing point is accessed via steps.

Another fishing point is accessed via steps.

Fishing Another fishing point is accessed via steps.

 

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The path rises gradually again over approximately 10m. The linear gradient measured 6-8%.

Gradient The path rises gradually again over approximately 10m. The linear gradient measured 6-8%.

 

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Approach to the woodland conservation area.

Wildlife Approach to the woodland conservation area.

The woodland conservation area is kept locked (although 'peep holes' have been provided). This marks the end of the trail.

End The woodland conservation area is kept locked (although 'peep holes' have been provided). This marks the end of the trail.

Albrighton Pool Phototrail

 

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