Greystones Farm

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust has built a new visitors centre at their Greystones Farm nature reserve near Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds, and needed some volunteers with good knowledge on nature to guide groups around the site.  Having been through some training and learned my way around the reserve I started guiding in June.  The reserve is a great place to visit, even without a guide.  It's a site of special scientific importance (SSSI) for the wildflower meadows, which have never been treated with artificial fertilizers & pesticides, and also for a visible history of human habitation from the Neolithic & Iron Age periods on-wards.  In the summer it's covered in flowers and buzzing with insects of all kinds; a great place for a walk and a paddle in the clean Cotswold rivers.  There's a wild-play area for kids, and at the weekends you can even get a cream tea at the cafe.