Coombes Valley Nature Reserve (Staffordshire) Reviews
Newest Review: ... walkers will want to get straight down into the valley. Upon passing the first gate, pick up a guide leaflet which shows the paths through the reserve and some of the special wildlife you'll hopefully meet. The first part of the 1.5 mile trail descends steeply through woodland. Almost immediately, the noise of civilisation is replaced with the sound of birdsong. In the spring and summer, the visiting and resident birds will be singing their hearts out, protecting territories and (hopefully) attracting mates. To our ears, this sounds serene and beautiful, but is in fact, a life and death struggle to survive and breed. A practiced ear wil... more
Customer Coombes Valley Nature Reserve (Staffordshire) Reviews (1)
by - written on 09/07/10 (Very useful, 254 readings)
For millennia, the bubbling Coombes Brook has been mindlessly cutting a path through the beautiful Staffordshire countryside near the town of Leek. The result of this extensive excavation is a gorgeous, steep sided valley, hidden away from view, but full of wonderful walks and wildlife. Today, Coombes Valley is owned and managed by the RSPB and is open and free for all to enjoy. The reserve is signposted from the main A523, Ashbourne to Leek road, so is relatively easy to find. Upon arrival, visitors will find a large car park, a small visitor centre and a toilet block. Access for disabled visitors is, however, poor, with no disabled toilets or ... Read the complete review
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