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You can support Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve and conservation effort by becoming a permit holder.

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PLEASE NOTE: Because the Enviro-loo Toilet on No.3 bed is out of order and closed we are pleased to inform you that we have now installed a new convenience for your convenience!!

A Portaloo is now situated adjacent to the footbridge. As part of the hire charge it will be cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis. As you can imagine there will be additional costs to the charity (WECG) so any donations to the loo fund would be most welcome. Click here to donate….

Brian Ankers Chairman

PLEASE REMEMBER that all visitors to the Reserve must be in possession of a current permit. Annual single and family permits application is via this website - see below in the Become a Permit Holder box. Existing permit holders should have renewed their permits by 1st April 2022.


Woolston Eyes New Wetland No4 bed

Visitors will know that work started in 2020 on the improvement of No.4 bed wetland for nature. The western part of the new wetland is now open to visit by permit holders.

Entry to the site is up the gated ramp around 120 metres from the first barrier from Thelwall Lane. A car parking area has been created on the left hand side just before the ramp. Please use this when visiting and park at 90 degrees to the track to allow for the maximum number of cars without reducing the width of the track for access by commercial vehicles. The footpath leads around the gate on the ramp and approx. 50m up, as the ramp levels off, a signpost informs all visitors to bear left. The path takes you around the western perimeter of the bed to view the completed wetland looking east at various viewpoints and then up to the Loop area and beyond where the hide and viewing platform are located. This path is the only path on the bed in use and to exit you retrace your route in, back to the entrance.

CLICK HERE… to download a map of No4 bed showing footpath, hide and platform

W.E.C.G. - Woolston Eyes Conservation Group

Original Artwork by The Renowned Wildlife Artist & Eyes Supporter Colin Woolf....

Colin Woolf has kindly supported the Woolston Eyes Conservation Group with unique original artwork for the covers of our Annual Reports over many years. Colin’s last artwork for us was for the cover of our 2019 Annual Report, a watercolour of a female Garganey with six chicks, check it out via the link below.

Colin Woolf, Facebook

This painting has been sold but please have a look at Colin’s paintings and drawings via the following link to his website, Colin Woolfe Fine Art, were you can purchase an original piece or a print.

Colin Woolf, Wildlife Watercolour Paintings

Change in Reserve Closing Time from 6th May 2022 to 20:00 hrs

Change in closing time from 6th May 2022 The Reserve open time has been extended from 08:00hrs to 20:00hrs commencing from Friday 6th May 2022 and will remain in operation until further notice.

There is only one footpath on No3 bed which runs in a circle inside the perimeter bund with signposted access paths leading off to the various hides. All other tracks you may see are access tracks for maintenance work or warden survey workers which will be signposted, ‘No Entry’ or taped off. Please do not enter these tracks. At times you may see unmarked tracks to ringing nets when bird ringing is in process, PLEASE DO NOT approach these nets as your presence will agitate any birds caught and may lead to injury to the birds. All bird ringers are licensed by the British Trust for Ornithology.


ARE YOU INTERESTED in helping in the habitat management of the Reserve...?

If you have ever considered getting more involved in the Reserve then why not help us as a volunteer on a regular basis or on occasional days or projects? Email us through the website contact tab preferably, but via mobile also between 08:30 and 16:00 hours on 08731230181.