Our response to the Coronavirus

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is urging people to enjoy local wildlife and maintain a connection with nature to help boost their wellbeing, whilst remaining mindful of guidance

Following the latest Government announcements about the roadmap out of a national lockdown, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust is looking at how this framework affects our work.

Like everybody else, here at Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust we’ve had to adapt to changes and new challenges to the way we operate. We are still working hard to deliver nature’s recovery in our county – just finding new ways to do it during the pandemic. 

All GWT nature reserves remain open. Please check the individual nature reserve pages before travelling – car parks will be open unless stated otherwise on these pages. Please visit nature reserves with sensitivity and care, making sure to adhere to current government guidelines around social distancing. We have also created some guidance about how to visit your favourite wild places safely.

Our cafés at Robinswood Hill and Crickley Hill remain closed for now but we are planning to open them serving from a hatch during March. We are hoping to open our cafés fully later in the year.

Please note that parking charges at Crickley Hill remain payable. Parking funds go directly towards our work which means that you’re helping local wildlife every time you visit. Alternatively, you can also purchase a parking permit which allows you to make unlimited visits.

With schools re-opening, our learning programme will start again at the end of March. You can also check out the pages on our website which have activities on how to stay connected to wildlife at home.

We are also planning to welcome volunteers back from the end of March, initially groups of six volunteers working outside and building up from there. A massive thanks to all our volunteers for your patience during this lockdown. We can’t wait to see you again!

In line with current Government advice we have cancelled our events for the foreseeable future. We will continue to monitor the situation so please check our events pages for updates and information. 

Like many other businesses and charities, staff are home working where possible for now – but we are planning on gradually returning to our offices from April. As a result, our response to your queries might be slower than usual. Please bear with us and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. 

Thank you for all your support, and please take care.

Roger Mortlock, Chief Executive

Your support is greatly appreciated

Please donate to support us during this time

Vaughn Matthews