Frampton Pools

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Frampton Pools
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus) (14).JPG
Example - Great Crested Grebe with young (Podiceps cristatus)
Frampton Pools is located in Gloucestershire
Frampton Pools
Shown within Gloucestershire
Area of Search Gloucestershire
Grid reference SO753073
Coordinates 51°45′51″N 2°21′31″W / 51.764283°N 2.358584°W / 51.764283; -2.358584Coordinates: 51°45′51″N 2°21′31″W / 51.764283°N 2.358584°W / 51.764283; -2.358584
Interest Biological
Area 59.84 hectare
Notification 1974
Natural England website

Frampton Pools (grid reference SO753073) is a 59.84-hectare (147.9-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in Gloucestershire, notified in 1974.[1][2]

The site is in the Severn Vale and consists of a number of lakes created as a result of gravel extraction. These provide a good open water habitat which is important for wintering wildfowl. The site is mostly standing water which is surrounded by broadleaved woodland, scrub and the margins support marginal vegetation.[1]


The over-wintering birds include large numbers of Mallard, Teal, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck and Pintail. Rarer species also visit such as Smew and Scaup. The lakes are used as a breeding area for Tufted Duck, Mallard and Great Crested Grebe.[1]

It is a good area for invertebrates, notably dragonflies.[1]


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