Weekday and Weekend Walks, and Weekend Coach Outings

Moor Green Lakes 2017
Wednesday morning walk

Date: Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 09:30

Details:

Moor Green Lakes
Moor Green Lakes

Meet 9.30am in the car park, Lower Sandhurst Road, Eversley, Berks, near RG40 3TF.
OS SU805628 Lat/Long: 51.3586, -0.8442
Click here for a map of the car park location

The car park is small, please read this parking information

Map of Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve

Three former gravel pits were restored in 1993 with islands and scrapes to create the Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve. More recent gravel workings to the west are being added to the reserve. There are ash, willow, maple and hazel trees, scrub and grassland. The river Blackwater runs along the southern edge of the site.

Bird feeders in the free car park but no toilets or food. Two hides, two screens. A walk of up to four miles on footpaths, no steep slopes, mud probable.

Regular visitors include Canada, greylag, barnacle and Egyptian geese, wigeon, pochard, gadwall, teal, goosander, shoveler, goldeneye, tufted duck, coot, grebes, gulls, thrushes, nuthatch, reed bunting, stonechat, linnet, meadow pipit, finches and siskin. The barn owl can sometimes be seen in its box. Rarer are bittern, smew, little egret, snipe, water rail, green sandpiper, kingfisher, redpoll, goldcrest and brambling. Expect around 40 species.

Click here for a report and birds-seen-list of our visit on 28 January 2015

Click here for a report and birds-seen-list of our visit on 10 December 2016

Click here for more information about the reserve