⚠ The reserve access track will be closed on 14th May as a communications mast is being worked on. This work is not happening on behalf of the RSPB and apologise for the inconvenience. ⚠

Beautiful and tranquil, Middleton Lakes is a mosaic of wetlands, meadows and woodland in the heart of the River Tame Valley. Several kilometres of trails lead visitors through rich habitats, alive with a variety of birds including Grey Herons, Avocets, Kingfishers and Lapwings. But it's not just birds – the reserve is also home to Otters, butterflies, dragonflies and rare wetland plants.

Visitors are well looked after at Middleton Lakes. The team at the Welcome hub provide up-to-date information and orientation. You can grab a snack or ice cream to explore the reserve with. Families are well catered for too. Kids can go wild in our play meadow, build a den or try pond dipping.

Middleton's wetlands are an idyllic setting for wintering birds such as Teal, Wigeon and Goldeneye as well as breeding birds including Redshank and Little Ringed Plover. Our Old English Longhorn Cattle and Konik ponies play a considerable part in maintaining our habitats, creating perfect conditions for a variety of wildlife.

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