Rugby Visitor Centre
Newbold on Avon,
As its name suggests, Newbold Quarry is a former cement quarry, which flooded many years ago.
Taken over by Rugby Borough Council in 1991, site security and access improvements have continued, the Council working with voluntary wardens and the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust to manage the site.
Additionally the site has seen the design and construction of a fishing pier to allow physically disabled people to reach the waters edge safely, and a disabled-user toilet and car park has also been provided.
Further improvements to the footpath infrastructure have been carried out in conjunction with the Community Reparation (Probation) Service providing work opportunities for young first time offenders. Other interesting projects include the creation of a 'frog escape route', clearance works and a number of other schemes.
Bat boxes are provided and erected by the Warwickshire bat group around the site.
Newbold Quarry Park attracts many water birds such as great crested grebe, swan, moorhen and a range of ducks. The clean limey water also supports the increasingly rare native crayfish, which look like small lobsters.
Open all the time
A car park is provided at Norman Road
: 2 miles from Rugby station
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Picnic site
- Mobile phone coverage
- Grounds for outdoor activities
- Children welcome
- Dogs accepted
- Smoking allowed