Thursday, July 28, 2011

Vote for Coate Water as a favourite Green Flag Award venue

Please vote for Coate Water as a favourite in the Keep Britain Tidy Green Flag award scheme.
Just click on the link below and select "Vote for this site".

Coate Water Country Park

About this park/green space

Coate Water is a well used and loved Country Park with a long tradition as a multiuse site for land and water based recreational activities. It’s also well known for its nature conservation pedigree with much of the park being designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve. Swindon Advertiser readers nominated the Park as the “Best Family Day Out” in The Best of Swindon Awards 2009. With free parking and entry 365 days of the year the site offers a great day out whether visitors want to relax and unwind, or participate in more energetic activities. Walkers, cyclists and horse riders are provided for, both within the park and on routes radiating into the surrounding countryside. In addition “Route 45” forms part of the National Cycle Network linking us with Gloucester and Salisbury. There are a number of provisions to assist with access and mobility, including the “Tramper” mobility vehicle. The parks central focal point is the 19th century reservoir, offering open water and wooded landscape vistas, which also provides visitors with a popular circular walk of around 13/4 miles. The park is intimately linked with the writings of Richard Jefferies, a 19th Century naturalist who was born at Coate, who spent his youth in and around the surrounding countryside. Many of the features and places mentioned in his books can still be found today. We aim to educate, involve and inspire the community through our varied programme of activities and events throughout the year.

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