Outstanding coastal scenery, spectacular limestone and volcanic rock-formations, great spring flowers and plenty of birds to see
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An important stretch of low-lying sand dune coastline, great for walking and bird watching
Excellent for the outstanding display of thousands of orchids from late May to July and good for bird watching
A compact reserve with two ponds, a hide and marked paths, with a proliferation of wildflowers and invertebrates
Lying in a remote valley with reminders of a historic past
Part of the widest strip of yellow dune on the island, good for birdwatching
A woodland with waterfalls and a riverside walk, spring sees a great display of flowers.
Traditional heather moorland with western gorse and plenty of birds.
A boardwalk runs through the willow scrub, there's an abundance of mosses and lichens and a bird hide too within this small nature reserve.
Previously a mill pond, a small haven for wildlife has been created in this otherwise urban landscape
Developing pasture woodland
A nature reserve featuring two lakes, three open meadows and a mixed broadleaved wood, the reserve forms part of the 25 hectare Renscault and Ballachrink Bird Sanctuary.
This small nature reserve is a seasonally wet meadow and curragh, with more than 100 recorded plant species.
This small nature reserve features broadleaved woodland and ferns surrounding a redundant reservoir. An area rich in birds, bats and invertebrates.
This small nature reserve is an area of woodland that attracts a fantastic number of birds.
This nature reserve is a mosaic of grassland, curragh and open meadow producing a diversity of species, where butterflies, beetles and spiders abound
This small nature reserve features species rich grassland passing into peat bog with a variety of plant species including orchids
This small nature reserve is the watershed of two tributaries and is known in gaelic as Raven’s Marsh
An upland nature reserve with a mosaic of habitats producing a tremendous diversity of native plant species
This small reserve is a wildflower meadow created through reseeding with green hay