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Radipole Lake

A nature reserve in central Weymouth sounds unlikely, but once you are on the footpath amongst the reeds and lagoons you could be far away in the countryside. More...

Radipole Lake

Rainham Marshes

We managed to acquire Rainham Marshes in 2000 and set about transforming it into an important place for nature and a great place for people to visit. Now you can expect to see breeding wading birds in spring and summer, and large flocks of wild ducks in winter. More...

Rainham Marshes

Ramna Stacks

The reserve, which forms part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest for its geology, consists of the uninhabited islands of Ramna Stacks and Gruney, and is internationally important for its seabirds. More...

Ramna Stacks

Ramsey Island

This dramatic offshore island has cliffs up to 120 m high, the perfect place for breeding seabirds in spring and early summer. Walk along the coastal heathland and enjoy the spectacular views. More...

Ramsey Island

Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island has a rare, untamed beauty. The wildlife is evident before you step ashore – the ferry crossing presents many opportunities to spot auks, gannets and gulls with even a chance of porpoises or dolphins. More...

Rathlin Island

Read's Island

Read's Island is currently the second largest semi-permanent island in the Humber estuary and is particularly noteworthy for its estuarine habitat and until recently, its internationally important saline lagoons. Unfortunately, the island is being irreparably eroded by tidal forces. More...

Read's Island

Ribble Discovery Centre

Come to our visitor centre on the edge of Fairhaven Lake. It's the gateway to the north side of the Ribble Estuary - the most important single river estuary in the UK - which attracts over 270,000 birds each year. More...

Ribble Discovery Centre

Rockland Marshes

This small reserve provides views over Rockland Broad, the River Yare, reedbeds and open grazing marshes, via a wheelchair-friendly path. A hide overlooks the Broad, where in spring and summer, kingfishers and great crested grebes can be seen. Along the path, wetland warblers can be seen and barn owls often hunt. More...

Rockland Marshes

Rye Meads

For a great family trip, visit this delightful wetland reserve beside the River Lee. Rye Meads is a favourite with walkers, birdwatchers and photographers too. More...

Rye Meads