Donington & Albrighton LNR
Designated site name: Donington & Albrighton LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Type:  Biological
County: SHROPSHIRE Natural England Area Team: West Midlands (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 26/07/2000 Declaring Authority: Bridgnorth District Council
Area (Ha): 4.86 Grid Reference: SJ 809 045
Owned By:  Shropshire Council Managed By:  Shropshire Council
Location: In the village of Albrighton, off the A41, near the church, WV7 3EP (for car parking on Rectory Road)
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

By Car: there is access from either the A41 Newport Road or the A41 Albrighton by-pass. Only park in the designated car park which is clearly sign- posted at Donington Church. From there it is a short walk to the Nature Reserve.

By Bus: Arriva bus services 891 and 892 between Telford and Wolverhampton run past the Reserve. Passengers should get off the bus at The Shrewsbury Arms in Albrighton, walk north along the Newport Road for a couple of hundred yards and then turn right into Rectory Road and the Nature Reserve.

By Train: the nearest station is at Albrighton. From the railway station, walk along Station Road to the village centre, by The Crown public house. Turn right at the crossroads and continue walking for about half a mile, past the Parish Church on your right, then turn into Rectory Road on your right after a couple of hundred yards.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The main part of the site is St. Cuthberts meadow. This is a grassy area perfect for a kick-around or a picnic in summer. St. Cuthberts well is a historic pool surrounded by a path which weaves its way under beautiful old yew trees, a species often associated with pilgrimage. At the far edge of Donington Pool is a willow carr woodland area with stream channels and marshy areas. Due to Health and Safety implications the woodland is not open to the public but an important sanctuary for wildlife.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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    Pond in autumn. Photo credit Natural England

    Pathway towards bridge. Photo credit Natural England