Other Places

To make full use of coach hire, the following sites could be combined with Westmill to make a complete day out or you may prefer to use your coach by bringing 2 or 3 groups to us in one day.

We cannot vouchsafe these web-sites so please ascertain the feasibility yourself.

Roves farm – http://www.rovesfarm.co.uk Including coppicing, soils, farming methods, wildlife habitats, river studies, bear hunt. Sheltered eating area, toilets

Coleshill NT – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk Agriculture (conventional and organic) and rural estate management, Environmental Studies and habitats, mid-Victorian rural life, Geography (river studies, land use issues including leisure, tourism and farm diversification). Orienteering. WWII experience. Sheltered eating area, toilets

Uffington White Horse – http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/home View of windfarm from Ancient monument, ancient history, geography (views/land-use of Vale and Downs, periglacial landforms, land management), chalkland habitat & biodiversity. Picnic area

Didcot power station – http://education.npower.com Gas and coal-fired electricity generation

Country Parks in Swindon for ecology, land/people management and more– Coate Water, Stanton, Shaw, Lydiard, Barbury Castle http://www.swindon.gov.uk

Recycling centres: Stanton St Quintin, Sutton Benger Road, Chippenham, SN14 6BD Tel: +44(0)1249 750050 Grundon Waste Managament Ltd http://www.grundon.com Goulds Grove, Ewelme, (near Wallingford) OX10 6PJ

Hills Group http://www.hills-group.co.uk/blunsdon.php Chapel Farm recycling (North of Swindon)

Forest schools Hill End Oxford - http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/forest-school

Cotswold Forest School - http://www.cotswoldforestschool.co.uk/ Spine Rd, Ashton Keynes

Woodland Learning - tp://www.foresteducation.org/woodland_learning/

Geology – SSSI sites on River Ray Parkway south of Old Town Swindon Sandford Pit Nature Reserve (BBOWT Nature Reserve)

Nature Reserves – Wildlife Trusts - BBOWT and WWT Ecosystems and managing a nature reserve http://www.bbowt.org.uk


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Wind farm location: Westmill Wind Farm, Watchfield, Swindon, SN6 8TH - beside A420 and off B4508