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Old Thursday 15th March 2018, 12:58   #1
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I have seen a few references to Westwood Pool recently and that it is a permit only site. However I can't seem to find any details about access, ownership or how to obtain a permit anywhere. Could anyone enlighten me?

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Old Thursday 15th March 2018, 16:01   #2
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I have seen a few references to Westwood Pool recently and that it is a permit only site. However I can't seem to find any details about access, ownership or how to obtain a permit anywhere. Could anyone enlighten me?

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Same here.....all I know is that it could be just on the edge of Droitwich.
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Same here.....all I know is that it could be just on the edge of Droitwich.
Hi Guys,
I asked the same question recently , here is the answer-

Hi Phil , can you obtain a permit on site ?


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I'm afraid not - the owner is very strict. I believe there are only around 10 permit holders but Mr Westwood (Wayne Dutton) usually manages to twist the owners arm yo allow time limited access for a certain level of rarity e.g. Spot Sand, GN Diver, Surf Scoter, RN Phal etc
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Westwood Great Pool SSSI is a privately owned site. They grant a very limited number of permits to birdwatchers - probably less than a dozen. Anyone applying for a permit would be on a long waiting list and would probably have to wait until a current holder surrenders theirs. One of the permit holders who is the key contact at this site often arranges wider access if and when a rare bird turns up. However, this wider access is at the discretion of the owners and is not guaranteed and could be refused or withdrawn at any time.

The site contains what is one of the largest bodies of water in the county and is particularly noted for its aquatic flora (SSSI designation) and winter gull roosts.

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Westwood Great Pool SSSI is a privately owned site. They grant a very limited number of permits to birdwatchers - probably less than a dozen. Anyone applying for a permit would be on a long waiting list and would probably have to wait until a current holder surrenders theirs. One of the permit holders who is the key contact at this site often arranges wider access if and when a rare bird turns up. However, this wider access is at the discretion of the owners and is not guaranteed and could be refused or withdrawn at any time.

The site contains what is one of the largest bodies of water in the county and is particularly noted for its aquatic flora (SSSI designation) and winter gull roosts.

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Thanks ...yes it helps.....no chance to visit then...lol
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Thanks ...yes it helps.....no chance to visit then...lol
Keith,

If anything significant turns up there I will personally let you know via PM if access is granted. May be a while though - I think the last time I visited was 5+ years ago for the Spotted Sandpiper.
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Thanks for all the responses and PM.
That clears that up!
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Thanks for all the responses and PM.
That clears that up!
O.K. thanks...so kind.
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That saves me asking the same question and it's only about half a mile from my house!
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