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The Knapp and Papermill nature reserve

The Knapp and Papermill is a very pretty nature reserve with some marked trails leading through and around the valley and woods, and alongside the stream. The 70 odd acres contains a wide range of habitats including the river, grassland, woodland, marsh, orchard and pond. There is a weir on the river and the pool it creates is classic Kingfisher territory, and there is a rudimentary hide allowing you to watch look onto the riverbank where the kingfishers usually nest.

Highlights: Kingfishers, otters, mink, woodpeckers, buzzards, sparrowhawks, dippers and a wide variety of butterflies can all be seen here. In spring a gorgeous carpet of bluebells adorns some of the woodland.

Location: Roughly 7 miles to the west of Worcester near the village of Alfrick. There is parking for a few cars and a small visitors centre. While picknicking is not allwed in the reserve, there are a few picknick tables near the visitor centre.

Grid reference: SO 751 522 .

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