Families with pushchairs and
wheelchair users will soon be able to get round a Warwickshire beauty
spot thanks to a grant to improve the paths.
Work to improve the access to
Ufton Fields will begin later this year.
The reserve, which is managed
by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, was awarded a £33,000 grant from
The multi-million pound fund
was set up by Biffa Waste Services using its credits from the landfill
The remaining 10 per cent of
the money for the work has been donated by Warwickshire County
Ufton Fields, between
Leamington and Southam, is designated as a Local Nature Reserve and a
Site of Special Scientific Interest.
There are pools, pine woodland
and natural meadows.
The new footpath will provide
a circular route for everyone to use, with bird hides overlooking two
of the pools.
Reserves officer Fiona Hann
“The new footpath will
make Ufton Fields easily accessible to all members of the public,
allowing everyone to fully appreciate this beautifully diverse
A leaflet highlighting the
reserve’s history and wildlife, along with a map for walkers to
follow, is also to be produced.
Anyone who wants to find out
more about the reserve or who would like to help with voluntary work
for the trust should call Fiona on 024 7630 8979.