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Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve

Brandon Marsh is a superb mosiac of open water, wetland and grassland that attracts a wonderful variety of wildlife. It is especially important for birds throughout the year, but also provides suitable habitats for many other plants and animals.

  • 228 acres of reserve
  • 10 main pools
  • 30 acres of open water
  • 230+ bird species
  • 60 bird species nesting
  • 480+ plant species
  • 550+ fungi species
  • 1000's insects

How to Get There

Brandon Marsh Nature Centre is located on the banks of the River Avon near Coventry.

It is easily accessible by road, as it is just off the A45 to the south-east of Coventry. From the Toll-Bar Island where the A45 and A46 meet, follow the A45 away from Coventry for about 200 metres, then turn left just after a 'Texaco' filling station into Brandon Lane. The Nature Centre is about 1 mile along on the right hand side. Just follow the brown Tourist Signs for Nature Centre.

Approaching from Brandon Village, follow the road past the 'Royal Oak': the Nature Centre is about 1.5 miles along on the left hand side - again just follow the brown Tourist signs for Nature Centre.


Click for details on how to become a member of the Wildlife Trust.

Opening Hours

Spring and Summer (1st April to 30th September)

Mon to Fri 9.30 am - 4.30pm
Weekends 10.00 am - 4.30pm

Autumn and Winter (1st October to 31st March)

Mon to Fri 9.30 am - 4.00pm
Weekends 10.00 am - 4.00pm