Enjoy a quiet lakeside and woodland ramble
KEMERTON LAKE NATURE Reserve is the flagship reserve of the Kemerton Conservation Trust. At about 18 hectares, this former gravel workings offers a pleasant ramble in this rather secluded setting, nestling within the shadows of Bredon Hill. A good variety of birds have been recorded at the reserve, including breeding Pochard, Oystercatcher and passage Garganey and increasingly Little Egret, while it is also an excellent site for wintering wildfowl and an important county site for Snipe and particularly Jack Snipe, although the latter are harder to see. The reserve hosts an impressive roost of several thousand Starlings which congregate in the reedbed at dusk. The site is also notable for dragonflies and damselflies, with about 23 species recorded, while the varied flora includes local rarities such as Clustered Bellflower, Sea Club-rush and Autumn Lady’stresses. Bats, including Lesser Horseshoe, are also present, while the sight of an Otter is a distinct possibility, so keep a look out. Enjoy the surrounds, but remember, dogs are not allowed on the private parts of the reserve.