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Wild Goose Lodge is the perfect base for you to explore Gloucester and surroundings areas.

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Bird Watching and family fun:
On the doorstep of Slimbridge Wetland Centre from its 13 hides, you can spot birds from all over the world including hobby, kingfishers, redshank, herons and flamingoes. The nature reserve is home to brown hares, otters, grass snakes, dragonflies and wild orchids. Great day out for groups, for special groups discounts and activities visit their website https://www.wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/slimbridge/plan-your-visit/group-visits/  

Walks Food and Drink:
Beautiful footpaths surround the Wild Goose Lodge, across fields, through woods, beside canals and rivers, offering ample opportunity for walking in the Slimbridge area. You’ll find cosy country pubs along the way, such as the Berkeley Arms in Purton, and Frampton-on-Severn’s Bell Inn and Three Horseshoes as well as our local Tudor Arms and the Black Shed.

Water sports and adventure:
If you fancy getting out on the water, a little off road or some group combat fun the below links can offer Paddleboarding, Canoe and kayak hire, mountain bike hire, paintabll, airsoft, quad biking, archery, bubble footal and more. Pre-bookings is recommended.
http://www.cotswoldwaterparkhire.com
https://www.supgloucester.co.uk/
https://www.theblackshedslimbridge.com/
https://www.cotswoldcanoehire.co.uk/
http://www.thecanoehire.co.uk/
https://www.fodpaintballandairsoft.co.uk/
https://bristolactivitycentre.co.uk/

If you own your own canoe, kayak or paddleboard bring it along with you and enjoy days out on the canal, after all it is on our doorstep!
If you are looking to purchase equipment visit the Canoe and Kayak store in Berkeley https://www.canoeandkayakstore.co.uk/ or if you know what you want; order ahead of your stay with us, collect whilst your here and enjoy taking it out for the first time knowing you have a comfy bed to rest your head at the end of the day.  

Historic Berkeley Castle is open from April to October each year, with its beautiful gardens and tropical butterfly house. A farmers’ market takes place every Saturday in Stroud, where you can discover a wide selection of local produce. The vibrant neighbouring cities of Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, Bath and Bristol, are all within easy reach.