Recently one of our favourite viewing points in the Cotswolds – Crickley Hill – has become a reserve of the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. The trust is of great importance to the Cotswolds as it preserves the diverse flora and fauna of the region by “restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife-rich spaces in rural and urban areas by working in partnership with local communities, landowners, schools and businesses.”
Apart from school education events the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust offers courses on gardening, photography, bird-watching and more as well as great guided hikes and walks – for example the Walk 4 Wildlife on July 2nd where you can follow in the footsteps of antarctic explorer – and comrade of Captain Scott – Edward Wilson and discover the hidden treasures of Crickley Hill. During your stay in the Cotswolds it is definitely worth having a look at their extensive event calendar.
The long list of wildlife reserve covers forests, lakelands, hills and meadows and has a lot to offer for hikers and strollers alike.