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Littleton Brick Pits

A chain of reed beds close to the Severn Estuary and an important feeding and resting place for migrating birds.

Location

Severn Way, Bristol BS35 1QF, UK
Littleton-upon-Severn
A static map of Littleton Brick Pits

Know before you go

Size
2 hectares

Entry fee

No

Grazing animals

No

Walking trails

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Access

Permit required, contact the Trust. Contact the Trust for disabled access information

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

March to July, August to November

About the reserve

One of a chain of reed beds close to the Severn Estuary, this reserve is an important feeding and resting place for migrating birds. It is in an unusual setting, next to a wild stretch of the Severn Estuary and beside an industrial site. The tall reeds provide a breeding ground for reed and sedge warblers and reed buntings. The best time to see migrating birds is when they arrive in spring, and late summer when they leave. The reed warbler is one such summer visitor, completely dependent on reed beds for nesting, and returning to the same breeding site each year. In early autumn a variety of other migrant birds such as blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler and whitethroat visit the reserve. The brick pit was once the site of clay extraction for brick making, and filled with surplus slurry which the present reed bed has colonised.

Contact us

Avon Wildlife Trust
Contact number: 0117 917 7270

Environmental designation

Local Wildlife Site (LWS)
Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)