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Draycote Water Warwickshire

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Just before a storm, watching the Black-throated Diver.
Andy Payne
Just before a storm, watching the Black-throated Diver.

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Site Details

Large inland reservoir surrounded by fields and bushes; main dam areas raised with rocks to the water's edge, the rest muddy shoreline when the water levels drop.

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From Rugby, head south on the A426 and the reservoir entrance is about 1 mile south of Dunchurch.


Walk or cycle around the perimeter. No access to the shoreline except by the picnic area. Strictly no dogs.


Parking in the Country Park (SP468699&ar=y) £1.50. Annual parking £15.00 - see shop for details.

Opening Times

8am till dusk


Visitor centre with café. Logbook and checklist in the bird information shelter.

Key Areas / Routes

Rainbow Corner (southwest corner: SP451689), Inlet (southwest: SP450693), Biggin Bay (north shore: SP461705), Toft (northeast corner: SP473706), Farborough Bank (east shore: SP468699).

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