Friday, 23 January 2009
CALVERT BBOWT & SAILING LAKES - ACCESS & SITE DETAILS
CALVERT BBOWT and GREBE (SAILING LAKE) are situated just SW of Steeple Claydon and are best accessed from the A41, on the Grendon Underwood road.
The reserve hides are situated on the BBOWT lake (the one on the east side of the road) and there is room for three cars parking just north of the lake. The first hide (the Crispin Fisher) is just 40 yards walk from where you walk (and this is where the Bitterns are best seen) whilst the second hide is situated half way down the west side (and overviews the large pre-roost gull gathering).
Calvert Sailing Lake (Grebe Lake) is private and owned by the Sailing Club with no general access. This is where the gulls roost at dusk.
Calvert BBOWT is a nature reserve with permit access only. Tim Watts is the honorary warden.