This former trout farm now provides valuable habitat for the threatened water vole, one of the few places in Southern Gloucestershire where it still exists. Otters pass through the reserve using the Ozleworth Brook. Birds such as dipper, kingfisher and heron are also regularly seen here.

Location

Nind, near Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge
Wotton-under-Edge
A static map of Nind

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Access

.

Dogs

On a lead

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

All year round

About the reserve

Nind nature reserve is a hidden minature wetland. There is a short 'there and back again' walk along a public footpath, but this reserve is best experienced by stopping, looking and listening. The stars are the water voles, regularly seen and heard in the water channels, but there are also wetland plants, otter, dragonfly, amphibians and a number of watery birds like dipper, kingfisher, heron, water rail and the occasional rarity.

Contact us

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 01452 383333

How to get there:

Post code:  GL12 8RT

Grid reference: ST 74654 91804

Full directions:

FROM  THE NORTH:

1. Head south on the M5 and exit at junction 14.

2. At the junction take the left along the B4509.

3. Follow the road until reaching a roundabout, take the first exit onto the B4058 

4. Follow this road through the village of Charfield

5. At the roundabout take the right towards Kingswood, B4062 and Wickwar

6. Turn right at the Junction by the football and tennis courts

7. The Dinneywicks pub and Spar shop will be seen shortly on your left (meeting point).

 

FROM THE EAST:

1. Head south along the A433, in Tetbury turn right onto the B4014 by the Top Banana Antiques   

2. Stay on this road until you enter Wotton-Under Edge. After the church turn right at the mini roundabout, take the left by the shell garage.

3. Once you leave the town take the left exit towards Kingswood.

4. Follow this road and after a mile you will see the Spar and Dinneywicks pub (meeting point).    

 

FROM THE SOUTH:

1. Travel up the B4060 through Wickwar.

2. After the Buthay Inn take a right at the junction onto Station Road.

3. Follow this road which will take you into Kingswood and you will see the Spar and Dinneywicks pubs on your right shortly after entering the village (meeting point). 

 

FROM THE WEST:

1. Head along the A38 to Falfied

2. Take a right onto the B4509 by junction 14 of the M5.

3. Follow the road until reaching a roundabout, take the first exit onto the B4058 

4. Follow this road through the village of Charfield

5. At the round about take the right towards Kingswood, B4062 and Wickwar

6. Turn right at the Junction by the football and tennis courts

7. The Dinneywicks pub and Spar shop will be seen shortly on your left (meeting point).

Parking Capacity: Plenty of on-street parking – cars left at owners’ risk.