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Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve

Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve

Visiting Information: 
Site Name Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve
  • Some parking nearby
  • Seats around the site
  • Information display
  • Well made paths
  • Suitable for wheelchairs
Map Reference SZ 096961

From the Bear Cross roundabout on the A341/A348 junction turn east towards Kinson. Continue for 1.6 miles through Kinson until you come to a roundabout. Avoid taking any of the main roads off here but take the small exit opposite the road you approached on. Park along here and take the footpath on to the reserve near the entrance to the sewage works. This reserve is accessible from other points too.

Location Map: 

The blue pin mark the approximate centre of the reserve, the yellow pin(s) mark the approximate locations of parking places that enable you to access the reserve.

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