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Barnwell West local nature reserve

Forming part of the wildlife corridor along Coldham's Brook, this reserve is frequented by a variety of rare birds. The area has been allowed to grow relatively undisturbed and an effort has been made to increase the diversity and number of species.

The management of the site has been recently focused towards supporting and attracting insects as a food source for animals and birds such as the Nightingale and to improve the habitat for the water voles that have been seen in the area.

A waterside pathway is a great, short walk and a good opportunity to catch site of some of the animals in the area such as the Kingfisher.