Blithfield Estate, near Rugeley in Staffordshire, is owned by South Staffs Water. The Estate, home to Blithfield Reservoir, which was opened by the Queen Mother in 1953, was mostly closed to public until 2009. However, following a large project by South Staffs Water, Natural England, the West Midland Bird Club and the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, the Blithfield Trails were opened on a large portion of the Estate.
The Blithfield Trails comprise of many footpaths, bird hides and feeding stations through the woodland, fields and meadows of the Estate. There’s lots of trees, plants and wildlife to be seen throughout the Estate including wildflowers and a wide variety of birds such as the Great Spotted Woodpecker.
See all of the photos in our Blithfield Reservoir Trails Flickr Set.