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Parks and open spaces - Swift Valley Country Park

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Entrance on Brownsover Lane, Rugby

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-Car Park (1.8m height restriction)
-Informal Recreation
-Countryside Walks
-Wetland Habitat
-Green Man Sculpture
-Lunch available at the adjacent Brownsover Hall Hotel


Swift Valley Country Park adjacent to Old Brownsover is a 59 acre (24 hectare) site managed by the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust on behalf of Rugby Borough Council, set to the north of Rugby's urban area.

The reserve includes lowland neutral grassland with pronounced ridge and furrow, hedgerows, woodland and wetland adjacent to River Swift and a disused canal.

A very dense bird population exists especially around the pools. Birds include lapwing, snipe and song thrush. Dragonflies and damselflies are abundant and in 2004 the small red-eyed damselfly was recorded here for the first time in Warwickshire. The first moth recording night produced over 60 species along with a healthy bat population.


There is a fully accessible circular walk. Gates are wheelchair and mobility scooter accessible. There are frequent benches placed alongside the path.

The route is easy underfoot and mostly flat, though there are some slight inclines onto the old canal towpath and across the historic ridge and furrow.

This walk was made accessible by the Rugby Disability Forum.

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