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Fobney Island Nature Reserve

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Some sunny field that is forever England.

In the quiet green Fields of Reading, West of the A33 Tarmac Artery, are the floodplains of the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
KentishPilgrim
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Reading, United Kingdom
A pleasant spot in an urban jungle

A lovely place to stroll through/round and can be access on foot of pushbike along the Kennet... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
gingapig
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Island Road, Reading RG2 0RP, England
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

In the quiet green Fields of Reading, West of the A33 Tarmac Artery, are the floodplains of the River Kennet, and close by the Metro Waste Dump is the Fobney Island Nature Reserve. Accessible by car on Island Road towards the Fobney Pumping Station, which...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Speaking as an angler, this is a brilliant place to go, Chub, Barbel and Pike feature well in this area as well as Perch and the usual silver fish.

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

A lovely place to stroll through/round and can be access on foot of pushbike along the Kennet & Avon Canal from Reading or Burgfield Road. It is well maintained and will improve with age I'm sure. Good signage and knowledge of what species you could...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2016

This is a new-ish nature reserve, laid out a few years ago and has still to mature properly. None-the-less it's turning into a little gem, a good place to see water birds, native plant species or just to enjoy some peace and quiet. It's not...More

2  Thank stephen h
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Along the edge of the River Kennet is a wetland nature reserve with sections open to the public. If you drive to the Reading Council Recycling Centre and then turn right down the little laneway you will come to a spot where people park. Parking...More

3  Thank Helen P
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