Gloucestershire                                                                                          All photos by Hetty

Slimbridge Wild Fowl and Wetland Trust

Slimbridge WWT website

29th June 2020 – a grey windy summer day, but we enjoyed seeing the variety of swans, ducks and more

Black-necked swans all folded up

Coots have big feet

The moorhens had fluffy chicks, which scampered about

Some flamingos were inside

We enjoyed seeing the flamingos close up, as there were lots at Cagliari in Sardinia, but we only saw them in the distance.

These were excited to get to their feed

Can you sleep standing on one leg?

Stretching wings

There are flamingos from different parts of the world.

We enjoyed seeing the otters too

There are lots of teasels

Teasel flowering


Slimbridge Church and Village

19th January 2015      
It was a lovely sunny day, with ice on the puddles in the shade.

Click here for map of walk.             Distance 4 miles. Walk time 2hr 30 min.

Slimbridge Church dates from the 13th century. The spire was added in 1664

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16th century sun dial on the porchS1054852 copy

Two corbells showing Elizabeth 1st and a famous AbbotS1054805 copy

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Lead font bowl, 1664S1054853 copy

The capitals on the columns have carved foliage – all different

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14th century corbel heads

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SediliaS1054854 copy

S1054860 copyMemorial windows to Sir Peter Scott who founded the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

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The Old MalthouseS1054810 copy

At Shepherd’s PatchS1054811 copy

Gloucester and Sharpness CanalS1054812 copy

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A sign post. The 2 otters point to Gloucester and Sharpness. The flamingo is for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, and a hand for harmony.S1054823 copyPatch Bridge swinging aside for a boat to go through.S1054826 copy

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A flock of birds (click to enlarge)S1054835 copy

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A bridgeman’s house by Cambridge Arms BridgeS1054843 copy

A converted barnS1054846 copy

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