Location, Location, Location, Slimbridge

Slimbridge, was the first of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust centres to open in 1946. The founder and driving force , Sir Peter Scott was one of the early pioneers of modern wildlife conservation as well as a former Olympic sailing medalist, renowned broadcaster and painter. The WWT now has nine centres in the U.K. And undertakes research and conservation projects all around the world.

A haven for both British and migrating bird species, Slimbridge has long been an important resource for both conservationists and bird watching. It’s also a fantastic location for any wildlife photographer. With a chance to get up close to a wide variety of birds , habitat’s and much more, Slimbridge is a great location to practice you photographic  skills .

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Slimbridge covers some 2,000 acres of grass, reeds, marshland and water . The centre has numerous hides offering great vantage points to photograph from with the added benefit of being able to escape the British weather.  With a centre this large and popular, it’s still possible to escape the crowds for a little peace and quiet, time to concentrate on composing the perfect picture. The site has fantastic facilities, and is easily accessible with a good range of flat paths and ramps. Add in good on site parking , a truly fantastic visitor centre and reasonable admission prices , the centre makes a great day out for any budding wildlife photographer.

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It’s not just the rare British or migrating birds either. Slimbridge offers the chance to get up close and personal to some of our more common feathered friends . The centre is open 364  days of the year , opening times change with the season so it’s always a good idea to check with the website, which has a lot of great information to help plan your visit. The website has a useful section dedicated just to photographers with helpful tips to improve you wildlife photos. The centre also offers a special package for photography groups , again more information is on the website.

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Useful Information

Address.      WWT Slimbridge , Bowditch , Slimbridge , Gloucestershire , GL2 7BT

Website       WWT.org.uk

Telephone   01453 891 900

 

 

One thought on “Location, Location, Location, Slimbridge

  1. A very informative peice of work, clearly a talented wildlife photographer. Very much looking forward to future posts.

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