Eastwood Nature Reserve

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Eastwood Nature Reserve is a 4.7-hectare (11.6-acre) nature reserve in Stalybridge, Tameside, England. It is managed by the Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT).[1] The reserve was given to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) by the Cheetham family in 1931 and became the first RSPB-owned reserve. The RSPB then leased it on to CWT.

The steep-sided clough has an extensive system of good pathways around it, enabling visitors to experience a blanket of bluebells in the spring as well as wood sorrel and wild angelica. There is also a wide variety of woodland birds, such as chaffinch, treecreeper and nuthatch, throughout the year. A stream runs through the entire length of the reserve into the old mill pond at Cheetham Mill just outside the reserve.

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  1. ^ "Eastwood". Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 2011-06-11

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Coordinates: 53°28′42″N 2°02′54″W / 53.4784°N 2.0483°W / 53.4784; -2.0483