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Reserves by habitat

Our nature reserves provide the opportunity to see a wide range of wildlife in many different habitats. You can see breathtaking coastal and upland scenery, experience the solitude of a woodland walk or stroll through heathland ablaze with colour.

Cliffs, beaches and estuaries

Bustling colonies of seabirds, beautiful beaches and lagoons packed with waders and wildfowl guarantee a memorable visit to our coastal reserves. More...

Cliffs, beaches and estuaries

Heath and gorse

Our heathland reserves are home to some of Britain's rarest and most exciting wildlife, from smooth snakes to Dartford warblers. More...

Heath and gorse

Meadows and grasslands

Our grassland reserves are vital sanctuaries for nesting birds such as skylarks and waders. More...

Meadows and grasslands

Mountain and moor

Take advantage of excellent walking opportunities among some of the best scenery in Britain, or simply enjoy the view. More...

Mountain and moor

Rivers, lakes and reedbeds

Relax at the water's edge and enjoy the dazzling colours of dragonflies and damselflies in summer, or watch out for the electric blue of a kingfisher speeding past. More...

Rivers, lakes and reedbeds

Towns and cities

Our urban reserves provide the opportunity to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get close to nature. More...

Towns and cities

Woods and forests

Each season brings a different atmosphere to our tranquil woodland reserves. More...

Woods and forests