Countryside in the City
Gloucester has a wonderful selection of countryside sites for you to visit in the City. As well as seeing interesting wildlife, you can uncover a fascinating story of history and geology.
What we do
Gloucester City Council's Countryside Unit manages these areas to protect and enhance our natural environment for wildlife and people.
look after a country park and nature reserves
strive to make sure our sites are safe and well maintained
improve our sites for the benefit of wildlife and visitors
enhance the City's biodiversity
promote countryside conservation through guided walks and educational events
work with community groups and volunteers
give talks and slideshows about Gloucester's countryside.
Our main sites are:
Alney Island Local Nature Reserve - managed by grazing, it is an important habitat for wetland flora and fauna
Hucclecote Meadows Local Nature Reserve & SSSI - a remnant of Gloucester's historic hay meadows, with abundant wild flowers
Quedgeley Local Nature Reserve - this former garden arboretum boasts an impressive list of birds, mammals, reptiles and invertebrates
Robinswood Hill Country Park, SSSI & Local Nature Reserve - 100 Hectares (250 acres) of Cotswold countryside within 2 miles of the city centre. Explore the footpaths and nature trails giving extensive views of the city and surrounding countryside.
In addition, the countryside rangers assist with the management of Barnwood Arboretum, and other nature conservation areas in and around the City
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Robinswood Hill Country Park
Tel: (01452) 303206
Last Modified: Friday 25 January 2013