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Nature Reserve, free entry

Contact

Rugby Visitor Centre

Address

Newbold on Avon,
Rugby,
CV21 3BZ

Details

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.

Disabled toiletsPicnic site

Mobile phone coverageGrounds for outdoor activitiesChildren welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Directions

A car park is provided at Norman Road

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Rugby station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Mobile phone coverageMobile phone coverage
  • Grounds for outdoor activitiesGrounds for outdoor activities
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed

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