Transformed landscapes that host remnants of our past, abandoned and disused railways are the perfect places to explore hidden secrets and discover a wealth of wildlife.
Smardale ariel view (Image: Andrew Walter)
At The Wildlife Trusts, we love wild play. We’ve got sand pits, mud kitchens, outdoor gyms and even hireable nature packs at many of our nature reserves to encourage young minds to explore, create and discover. Have fun and learn at our nature reserves where it’s always okay to play!
What better way to keep fit, discover new places and embrace nature than taking on a challenging walk? Whether you are looking for a hike that lasts until sunset, sees you trekking up and down mountains and across dense vegetation or has you making your way through some of the most remote and wild trails– our reserves have it.
Limited mobility needn’t mean missing out on nature. With many of our reserves equipped with accessible paths, lifts, sensory gardens, disabled facilities and buggy hire, nothing needs to hold you back from enjoying the great outdoors!
Pick your way through a moonscape of rocks and spoil heaps and you’ll find some amazing wildlife.
There are a growing number of gardens to visit which have nature at their heart! They are beautiful, sometimes formal havens, carefully planted and designed with wildlife in mind.
(c) Jamie Grier
Whether you’re venturing out as a family, require accessible paths and facilities, setting out on a fossil hunt or tackling a challenging walk, the diversity of our reserves allows you to visit somewhere that is tailored just for you. Whatever you fancy, we have a handful of guides to help you find that special place you’re looking for.