Albrighton & Donington Nature Reserve
This charming nature reserve straddles the boundary between Albrighton and Donington. The ponds, originally constructed for a mill, are now a great place to see wildlife.Download Albrighton route details (pdf).
Access from the nearby parking places is challenging, but don't let this put you off. For access to the upper pond, park at the Church, otherwise park at Worthington Road.
There is an undulating cement surfaced path along the north of Albrighton Pool. The gradients are quite steep but suitable for mobility scooters and assisted wheelchair users. The paths through the main reserve on the other side of Rectory Road are quite narrow but well kept. They rise steeply to Rectory Roadn but otherwise the gradients through the site are manageable. Access to this part of the site is best from Newport Road opposite the Fire Station.
- Open dawn to dusk
- Parking at Donington Parish Church for 5+ vehicles but loose surface with steep gradient to road
- Parking at Worthington Drive for 10+ vehicles on loose gravel but road crossing to Reserve
- Surfaced access paths through Reserve mostly suitable for mobility scooters
- Gated access points
- Bench seating available
- Well controlled dogs are welcome (dog bins provided)
- Nearest toilets - public car park next to The Crown on the High Street (0.5 miles / 0.8 km N52° 38' 5.0" W2° 16' 36.8")
Getting there There is no signage directing visitors to the site but it is easy to find. Follow the A41 into Albrighton, the Reserve straddles the junction of A41 Newport Road and Rectory Road.
Grid reference - SJ 809 046
SAT NAV - N52 38' 22.7" W2 17' 20.6"