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Discover nature when you need it most

Here’s the latest Covid-19 information for visiting RSPB nature reserves safely.

 

Our reserves await you

We are delighted to be able to see you at our wonderful nature reserves across the UK. Despite everything that happened, the past year has proved to be a brilliant year for wildlife on RSPB nature reserves with many threatened species having a successful season. So much amazing nature and wildlife. More than 18,000 species at the latest count and we want you to enjoy all this with us.

But it’s a joint effort. We really couldn’t do what we do for nature without you, our members and supporters. It’s been a challenging time for all of us but thanks to your continued support, our work restoring, and reviving nature’s fortunes continues.

Thank you (and see you soon)

 

As government advice changes in your area, and may differ between UK countries, please check our individual nature reserve webpages prior to your visit.

 

Respect, Protect, Enjoy

We are looking forward to welcoming new and familiar faces to our reserves. If you are looking for a place to stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air and rediscover our natural world then why not plan a visit to your local reserve?

If you have never been to a nature reserve before, or would like to invite someone to visit for the first time then five simple steps could make all the difference in helping our wildlife as we ease out of lockdown and get back into the countryside.

We are thrilled to be welcoming new and familiar faces to our nature reserves. If you are looking for a place to stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air and rediscover our natural world then why not plan a visit to an RSPB site?

These five simple steps will help you to respect, protect and enjoy the places you love most.

  1. Stay Alert - any habitat can be a home for wildlife and many of our most vulnerable species are very good at hiding themselves in plain sight. Not all birds rest in trees. Beaches, verges, heaths, moors, fields and esturies can all be places that birds choose to roost, feed and survive the colder months. Many of the birds you see around our coasts, rivers and pools in the autumn and winter have flown thousands of miles from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to spend the winter months here. Some stop off like a service station, to re-fuel on their migration south.
  2. Stick to paths and bridleways – the simplest way to give nature space is to keep to the spaces we usually use most, so please stay on the amazing network of designated trails, public footpaths and bridleways.
  3. Keep dogs on leads in the open countryside – They might be people’s best friend but for vulnerable roosting or feeding birds, a dog bounding through them can pose a real threat, even if just having a sniff. Keeping your dog on a lead in the open countryside will help protect both wildlife and livestock.
  4. Back away if you disturb a resting or feeding species. Short, sharp alarm calls, running off quickly, or taking flight are all signs that you’re too close. If you see any of this behaviour, you should back up the way you came to avoid any risk of scaring birds that are resting or feeding. Winter is the most risky time for these birds, some of which have lost half their body weight during migration. They need to feed, get in good condition and put on enough weight to survive the winter and make the migration back to their breeding grounds in spring. Unfortunately, birds are often unintentionally disturbed by human activity such as dog walking, drones, model airplanes and kites. The birds perceive these to be predators and so the effect of this disturbance is great. Frightening off birds does more than simply causing them to fly away; it uses up their energy reserves, decreasing their chance of survival. Once disturbed, birds take a long time to settle and remain alert afterwards.
  5. Report bad behaviour – If you notice anything suspicious going on in your local countryside, such as evidence of wildlife crime, fly-tipping or uncontrolled fires, then please report this to your local wildlife crime officer using the police 101 number.

 

With some restrictions still in place, that may differ between UK countries, we also ask you to please scroll down and check the map for the latest information on what reserves and facilities are available. 


You may also meet our team away from our nature reserves as we return to face-to-face fundraising. This is an important way for us to talk to the public about wildlife, nature and the work of the RSPB . All of our face-to-face teams have been trained in how to keep the public safe, including the option of a contact free joining method for those wanting to support the RSPB’s work. We hope to see you out and about. 

Check for local restrictions

The map below shows which RSPB nature reserves and facilities are open or closed at the moment.

You don’t currently need to pre-book your visit, but please be aware that some of our sites have limited car parking, so can quickly become full. Be mindful of this before you set off and consider visiting at a less busy time or having an alternative destination if needed when you get there.

Keeping everyone safe

We want to let you know how we are responding to the changing Covid-19 situation. Our priority is to keep you and our teams safe and ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. When you visit, you’ll notice we’ve made some changes. 
 
When it comes to which facilities are open on reserves, each site has been considered on an individual basis. We have looked at what it is possible to keep open across the UK, within the different country-specific Government guidance, the layout of facilities, and the staffing we have available to manage the site safely. 
 
We also take precautions to protect our special wildlife. 

What you need to know

Please observe all current country-specific guidance on face coverings, travel, maximum group sizes, social/physical distancing and hygiene when visiting RSPB nature reserves. Be aware the guidance and restrictions may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and between areas. Please do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

Hand sanitiser chevron-down

Hand sanitiser is available on some reserves, but we advise you to bring your own too.

Face coverings chevron-down

We ask that all visitors to our reserves in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales wear a face covering, unless exempt from doing so, while in RSPB visitor centres, shops, hides, cafes and toilets.

In line with Government recommendations in England, we ask that all visitors, unless exempt, please continue to wear a face covering in our indoor spaces including hides on England’s nature reserves. Our teams will be doing the same.

Thank you for your co-operation to help keep everyone safe.

Social/physical distancing chevron-down

Please adhere to all guidance on social distancing both indoors and outdoors on our nature reserves, in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Although under Government guidance for England, there is no longer a legal social distancing requirement, we encourage our visitors to follow government recommendations and limit close contact with those you do not usually live with. We are therefore asking that all visitors please continue to be mindful of other people’s space, particularly indoors and on narrow sections of our paths.

On several sites, we have introduced one-way systems or created more passing places along our trails where necessary to allow for social/physical distancing. Please follow the signage in place.

Test and Trace chevron-down

For nature reserves in England, there is now no legal obligation to provide details via Test and Trace. However, many of our nature reserves will continue to display the QR code for visitors to use it.



In Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland where we charge for entry, and those reserves where we sell refreshments that are consumed on-site, you will be asked to check-in to the national Test and Trace app. In situations where it is not possible to use the app, our welcome teams will ask you to provide some basic written details instead.



This is to enable national NHS Test and Trace systems to get in touch should they need to. It also now means that if you feel unable or unwilling to check-in with the app or provide written details, we may, unfortunately, have to refuse entry or service as a result.



We are following strict data protection guidelines so your personal details will be held securely and confidentially by us in accordance with the country data protection requirements.



We will only release the data to the relevant country NHS if absolutely necessary, will not use it for any other purpose and will securely destroy it after 21 days as required.



Thank you for following this legal requirement and helping to keep everyone safe.



For further Government information, see England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland.

Toilets chevron-down

Toilets are open on many of our nature reserves and we have implemented enhanced cleaning regimes. Where it isn’t possible to have our toilets open, this may be due to country-specific or local restrictions, the layout of our facilities, or the staffing we have available to manage them safely. Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

Hides chevron-down

The majority of our hides are open for your visit. Where it isn’t possible for a hide to be open, this can be due to the size of the hide or the routes to it not allowing for social distancing, or limited staffing available to manage them safely.



When using our hides, so that you and others can safely enjoy your experience, we ask that all visitors, except those who are exempt from doing so, please wear a face-covering when inside. We may also have had to fix hide windows open or closed to reduce the number of touchpoints.



You'll spot that we've got maximum numbers signposted at the entrance to some hides too; please adhere to these and consider the amount of time you dwell in hides on busy days, to allow everyone the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful wildlife in safety.



Please use hand sanitiser where provided, observe social/physical distancing, and follow all signage in the hide.

Refreshments  chevron-down

In line with UK government guidelines, our cafes are open for take-away options in Scotland and Wales. In England indoor seating is also now available, with some socially distanced seating should you wish to distance from others.

Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

Picnics and BBQs chevron-down

You’re welcome to bring a picnic along with you.

Please be mindful of other people’s space and take your litter home.


BBQs are a fire risk, endangering others and wildlife. They are not permitted on our nature reserves in England, Wales or Northern Ireland at any time.

In Scotland, we ask that you refer to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the relevant National Park Authority guidelines when considering lighting a fire or a stove on a reserve. Never light an open fire during prolonged dry periods or in areas such as forests, woods, farmland or on peaty ground and follow all advice at times of high risk.

Opening times chevron-down

Many of our nature reserves are operating their normal opening hours. However, staffing shortages or other factors may mean that sometimes these differ.

Please see the map below for the opening times of individual sites or visit the individual reserve website.

Local restrictions chevron-down

Access to sites or facilities located within areas subject to additional country or local area restrictions may be reduced or closed to comply with specific laws or guidance. Rules may be different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and between areas.



Under country or local restrictions, face coverings, group sizes, social/physical distancing and other requirements may differ from site to site, even within the same country. Please check individual site information for additional restrictions that may apply before planning a visit.

Find a reserve - Please note opening times and facility availability may vary.

To find out more, pick a marker from the map or zoom in.
    • Adur Estuary

      Adur Estuary

      Reserve open.

      Adur Estuary
    • Amberley Wildbrooks

      Amberley Wildbrooks

      Reserve open.

      Amberley Wildbrooks
    • Arne

      Arne

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily, 8.30am - dusk.
      Toilets, shop and hides: open daily, 10am-4.30pm.
      Café: open for take-away with outside covered seating, daily, 10am-4.30pm.

      Arne
    • Aylesbeare Common

      Aylesbeare Common

      Reserve open.

      Aylesbeare Common
    • Balranald

      Balranald

      Trails, toilets and car park open.

      Balranald
    • Baron's Haugh

      Baron's Haugh

      Trails, hides and car park open.

      Barons Haugh
    • Bempton cliffs

      Bempton cliffs

      Car park and trails: open daily, dawn-dusk
      Toilets: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
      Café: open daily, with outdoor seating and for takeaway refreshments, 10am-4pm.
      Visitor centre and shop: Open daily, 9.30am-5pm.

      Bempton cliffs
    • Beckingham Marshes

      Beckingham Marshes

      Reserve open.

      Beckingham Marshes
    • Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      The visitor centre is open everyday 10am - 5pm, except Tuesdays. Hides 1 and 2 are open daily.

      Belfasts Window on Wildlife
    • Berney Marshes

      Berney Marshes

      Reserve open.

      Berney Marshes
    • Birsay Moors

      Birsay Moors

      All trails and hide now open.

      Birsay Moors
    • Black Devon Wetlands

      Black Devon Wetlands

      Trails open.

      Black Devon Wetlands
    • Blacktoft Sands

      Blacktoft Sands

      Car park, nature reserve, hides and toilets: open daily, 9am-6pm. Closed and locked outside of these hours.
      Visitor Centre: closed, outdoor welcome point.
      Takeaway refreshments: 9am-5pm

      Blacktoft Sands
    • Blean Woods

      Blean Woods

      Reserve open.

      Blean Woods
    • Bowers Marsh

      Bowers Marsh

      Nature reserve trails: open daily, at all times.
      Car park: closed until further notice due to incidents of vandalism and anti-social behaviour.

      Bowers Marsh
    • Bowling Green Marsh

      Bowling Green Marsh

      Reserve open. The lookout visitor facilities are closed, however the Bowling Green Marsh hide is available by advanced booking only, see website for details

      Bowling Green Marsh
    • Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Reserve open.

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes
    • Brading Marshes

      Brading Marshes

      Reserve open. Hides closed.

      Brading Marshes
    • Broadwater Warren

      Broadwater Warren

      Reserve open.

      Broadwater Warren
    • Brodgar

      Brodgar

      All trails and car park open.

      Brodgar
    • Broubster Leans

      Broubster Leans

      Trails and car park open.

      Broubster Leans
    • Buckenham Marshes

      Buckenham Marshes

      Reserve open.

      Buckenham Marshes
    • Campfield Marsh

      Campfield Marsh

      Reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Visitor centre: closed.
      Toilets: open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and at weekends when we have available volunteer support.

      Campfield Marsh
    • Canvey Wick

      Canvey Wick

      Nature reserve open.

      Canvey Wick
    • Capel Fleet

      Capel Fleet

      Reserve and car park open.

      Capel Fleet
    • Carngafallt

      Carngafallt

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Carngafallt
    • Carsington Water

      Carsington Water

      RSPB shop: open daily, 11am-5pm.
      Other facilities: please check site-owner Severn Trent Water's website for opening times of other facilities at Carsington Water.

      Carsington Water
    • Chapel Wood

      Chapel Wood

      Nature reserve open.

      Chapel Wood
    • Church Wood

      Church Wood

      Nature reserve open.

      Church Wood
    • Cliffe pools

      Cliffe pools

      Nature reserve open. Car park open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm only.

      Cliffe pools
    • Coll

      Coll

      Trails and car park open. Information Centre currently closed.

      Coll
    • Consall Woods

      Consall Woods

      Nature reserve, car park and toilets: open daily, 9am-9pm (or dawn-dusk if earlier).

      Consall Woods
    • Conwy

      Conwy

      Car park & Toilets – 9am-5pm.

      Welcome hub & Shop – 9.30am-5pm.

      Coffee shop – 10am-4:30pm.

      Conwy
    • Coombes Valley

      Coombes Valley

      Nature reserve: open daily, 9am-dusk
      Visitor Centre: closed.
      Toilets: open daily, 8am-8pm (April-October) and 9am-5pm (November-March)

      Coombes Valley
    • Corrimony

      Corrimony

      Trails and car park open.

      Corrimony
    • Cottascarth

      Cottascarth

      All trails and hides are open.

      Cottascarth
    • Crook of Baldoon

      Crook of Baldoon

      Trails and car park open.

      Crook of Baldoon
    • Culbin Sands

      Culbin Sands

      All trails and car park open.

      Culbin Sands
    • Cwm Clydach

      Cwm Clydach

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Cwm Clydach
    • Darts farm

      Darts farm

      Our shop here is open:
      Monday to Saturday 9am - 5.30pm
      Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm
      Bank Holidays: 9am - 5pm

      Darts farm
    • Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland

      Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland

      Nature reserve open.

      Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland
    • Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings

      Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings

      Nature reserve open

      Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings
    • Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh

      Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh
    • Dearne Valley - Old Moor

      Dearne Valley - Old Moor

      Car park: open, daily 9.30am-5pm.
      Nature reserve and hides: open, daily 9.30am-5pm.
      Toilets: open daily, 9:30am-5pm.
      Visitor Centre: open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Shop: open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Cafe: open daily, 10am-4pm.

      Old Moor
    • Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings

      Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings

      Nature reserve open.

      Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings
    • Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

      Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

      Car park and nature reserve: open 9am-8pm. Closed outside of these hours.
      Toilets: open 9.30am-8pm.
      Visitor Centre: open 9.30am-5pm
      Refreshments and mail order shop: open daily, 9.30am-4.30pm

      Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands
    • Dee Estuary - Parkgate

      Dee Estuary - Parkgate

      Nature reserve open.

      Dee Estuary - Parkgate
    • Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr

      Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr
    • Dingle Marshes

      Dingle Marshes

      Nature reserve open.

      Dingle Marshes
    • Dunnet head

      Dunnet head

      Trails and car park open.

      Dunnet head
    • Dungeness

      Dungeness

      Car park, toilets and trails: open daily, 9am-5pm.
      Shop and visitor centre: open daily, 10am-5pm.
      Hides: closed.

      Dungeness
    • Eastern Moors

      Eastern Moors

      Nature reserve, car park and toilets open 9.30am-4pm.
      Visit the webpage for other facilities details.

      Eastern Moors
    • Exminster Marshes

      Exminster Marshes

      Nature reserve open.

      Exminster Marshes
    • Fairburn Ings

      Fairburn Ings

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily, 6am-8pm
      Hides: open daily, 6am – 8pm
      Toilets and shop: open daily, 9.30am-5pm
      Refreshments - take away options available daily, 9.30am-5pm

      Fairburn Ings
    • Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre

      Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre

      Reopening Thursday 29 April 2021.

      Thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, we’re delighted that the Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre (formerly Ribble Discovery Centre) is having a complete makeover. See website for details.

      Ribble Discovery Centre
    • Fairy Glen

      Fairy Glen

      All trails and car park open.

      Fairy Glen
    • Farnham Heath

      Farnham Heath

      Nature reserve open.
      Main car park: belongs to our neighbours and is currently closed. Festive opening times may vary.
      Nearby parking laybys are available.

      Farnham Heath
    • Fen Drayton

      Fen Drayton

      Car park, trails and hide: open daily.

      Fen Drayton
    • Fetlar

      Fetlar

      The trails are open. Access to this reserve is dependant on local ferry operations.

      Fetlar
    • Flatford Wildlife Garden

      Flatford Wildlife Garden

      We're delighted to have opened our seasonal wildlife garden daily as of 12 April - 1 November from 10.30am - 4:30pm

      Please note we are closed: 2 November - 31 March

      Flatford Wildlife Garden
    • Fore Wood

      Fore Wood

      Trails open for essential daily exercise

      Fore Wood
    • Forsinard

      Forsinard

      Trails, car park and viewing hide open. Visitor Centre and toilets open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm.

      Forsinard
    • Fowlmere

      Fowlmere

      Car park: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Nature reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk
      Hides: open

      Fowlmere
    • Fowlsheugh

      Fowlsheugh

      All trails are open. The hide is currently closed.

      Fowlsheugh
    • Frampton Marsh

      Frampton Marsh

      Visitor centre: Open only for indoor seating for refreshments
      Car park and reserve trails: open daily, at all times.
      Toilets, shop and hides: open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Café: closed but take away refreshments available daily, 10am-4pm.

      Frampton Marsh
    • Freiston Shore

      Freiston Shore

      Reserve, hides and car parks open.

      Freiston Shore
    • Garston Wood

      Garston Wood

      Reserve trails and car park open.

      Garston Wood
    • Geltsdale

      Geltsdale

      Visitor centre, trails, toilets and car park: open.

      Geltsdale
    • Glenborrodale

      Glenborrodale

      Trails and car park open.

      Glenborrodale
    • Greylake

      Greylake

      All trails, hides and car park open

      Greylake
    • Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas
    • Ham Wall

      Ham Wall

      Reserve trails and hides: open daily, at all times.
      Car park and toilets: 5am - 10pm
      Outdoor welcome point and refreshments open weekends 10am-4pm, weekdays when a volunteer is available.

      Ham Wall
    • Haweswater

      Haweswater

      Reserve open.

      Haweswater
    • Hayle Estuary

      Hayle Estuary

      Nature reserve open.

      Hayle Estuary
    • Hazeley Heath

      Hazeley Heath

      Nature reserve open.

      Hazeley Heath
    • Hesketh Out Marsh

      Hesketh Out Marsh

      Nature reserve trails and car park open.

      Hesketh Out Marsh
    • Highnam Woods

      Highnam Woods

      Car park and nature reserve: Car park open weekends and Bank Holidays April-September 10am-4pm. Nature reserve open to pedestrians at all times.
      Hide: open

      Highnam woods
    • Hobbister

      Hobbister

      Trails and car park open.

      Hobbister
    • Hodbarrow

      Hodbarrow

      Nature reserve open.

      Hodbarrow
    • Hoy

      Hoy

      All trails open.

      Hoy
    • Isley Marsh

      Isley Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      Isley Marsh
    • Insh Marshes

      Insh Marshes

      Trails, hide and car park open.

      Insh Marshes
    • Inversnaid

      Inversnaid

      Car park and trails are open. All other facilities are closed.

      Inversnaid
    • Ken-Dee Marshes

      Ken-Dee Marshes

      Trails and car park open. Hides currently closed.

      Ken-Dee Marshes Open
    • Labrador Bay

      Labrador Bay

      Nature reserve open.

      Labrador Bay
    • Lake Vyrnwy

      Lake Vyrnwy

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Lake Vyrnwy
    • Lakenheath Fen

      Lakenheath Fen

      Nature reserve trails and car park: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Toilets and staffed, outdoor welcome point with a small selection of refreshments: open daily, 9am-5pm weekdays and 9am-4pm weekends.
      Visitor centre, and hides: closed

      Lakenheath Fen
    • Langford Lowfields

      Langford Lowfields

      Car park and trails open: daily, dawn-dusk.

      Langford Lowfields
    • Leighton Moss

      Leighton Moss

      Car parks and nature reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Toilets, shop and hides: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
      Café: open daily, 9.30am-5pm. Limited indoor seating or take away refreshments.

      Leighton Moss
    • Loch Druidibeg

      Loch Druidibeg

      Trails and car park open.

      Loch Druidibeg
    • Loch Garten

      Loch Garten

      Loch Garten Nature Centre and toilet, trails and car parks are open.

      Loch Garten
    • Loch Gruinart

      Loch Gruinart

      Trails, car park, hides, toilets and visitor centre open.

      Loch Gruinart
    • Loch of Kinnordy

      Loch of Kinnordy

      Car park, hides and trails are open.

      Loch of Kinnordy
    • Loch Leven

      Loch Leven

      Car park partially open, toilet available, Pop-up Shop and Coffee Cabin open 10am - 4pm daily. Trails and hides are open. Cafe and visitor centre closed.

      Loch Leven
    • Loch Lomond

      Loch Lomond

      All trails, toilet and car park open. Visitor hub is closed.

      Loch Lomond
    • Loch Ruthven

      Loch Ruthven

      Trails and car park open (8am - 8pm). Please check sign in the car park for hide opening information.

      Loch Ruthven
    • Loch of Spiggie

      Loch of Spiggie

      Trails are open.

      Loch of Spiggie
    • Loch Spynie

      Loch Spynie

      All trails, hide and car park open.

      Loch Spynie
    • Loch of Strathbeg

      Loch of Strathbeg

      The car park, hides, visitor centre, trails and toilets are open.

      Loch of Strathbeg
    • Loch Na Muilne

      Loch Na Muilne

      Trails and car park open.

      Loch Na Muilne
    • Lochwinnoch

      Lochwinnoch

      The Visitor Centre, shop, hides, car park, toilets and trails are open.

      Lochwinnoch
    • Lodmoor

      Lodmoor

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily.
      No facilities.
      Car park is council pay & display.

      Lodmoor
    • Lytchett Fields

      Lytchett Fields

      Reserve open at all times.

      Lytchett Fields
    • Marazion Marsh

      Marazion Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      Marazion Marsh
    • Marshside

      Marshside

      Reserve: open.
      Toilet: open.
      Hides: open.
      Festive opening times differ - see website.

      Marshside
    • Marwick Head

      Marwick Head

      Trails and car park open.

      Marwick Head
    • Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog
    • Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell
    • Mersehead

      Mersehead

      Car park, trails, toilet, hides and play area open. The Visitor Centre's viewing area is open but refreshments not available.

      Mersehead
    • Middleton Lakes

      Middleton Lakes

      Car park: open, 8am - 5pm.
      Nature reserve: open, dawn-dusk.
      Visitor Hub: Manned at weekends & some week days.
      Hide: open

      Middleton Lakes
    • Minsmere

      Minsmere

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk
      Toilets and shop: open daily, 9am-5pm
      Trails and hide: open daily, dawn-dusk
      Cafe: open – limited indoor seating and take away options available daily, 10am-4pm

      Minsmere
    • Mill Dam

      Mill Dam

      Trails and hide are open. Access to this reserve is reliant on ferry services from mainland Orkney.

      Mill Dam
    • Mousa

      Mousa

      Trails open. Only accessible via local boat operators, boat trips due to restart 1 May.

      Mousa
    • Mull of Galloway

      Mull of Galloway

      Visitor Centre, toilets, car park and trails are open.

      Mull of Galloway
    • Nagshead

      Nagshead

      Car park and reserve: open daily dawn-dusk
      Visitor centre and toilets: open weekends and Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm.
      Hides: Lower Hide open at all times, Campbell Hide closed

      Nagshead
    • Nene Washes

      Nene Washes

      Nature reserve open.

      Nene Washes
    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      Car park and toilets are open daily 9am to 5pm (locked outside of these times). The car park charge is £3 for non-members, free for rspb members.

      The shop and café are available between 10am and 4pm.

      Newport Wetlands
    • Nigg Bay

      Nigg Bay

      All trails, hide and car park open.

      Nigg Bay
    • North Hill

      North Hill

      Trails are open. Please note access to this reserve relies on ferry or air travel from mainland Orkney.

      North Hill
    • Northward Hill

      Northward Hill

      Reserve open. Car park open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Toilets, hide and Cherry Orchard are closed.

      Northward Hill
    • North Warren and Aldringham Walks

      North Warren and Aldringham Walks

      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Any other facilities closed.

      North Warren and Aldringham Walks
    • Noup Cliffs

      Noup Cliffs

      Trails open. Access to this reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney.

      Noup Cliffs
    • Old Hall Marshes

      Old Hall Marshes

      Car park: open, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Closed outside of these hours.
      Nature reserve trails: open, daily.

      Old Hall Marshes
    • Onziebust

      Onziebust

      All trails open. Please note that access to this reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney. Local restrictions may apply.

      Onziebust
    • Otmoor

      Otmoor

      Otmoor Lane will be closed Monday 17 May - Friday 21 May due to water works being undertaken in the village. Access to the nature reserve will not be possible during this time. Please do not park on nearby roads.

      Otmoor
    • Ouse Fen

      Ouse Fen

      Car park and trails: open daily. Seasonal opening times vary.
      The visitor entrance to Ouse Fen has moved. Our new and improved access point is now 6 miles east of St Ives.
      See the reserve website for full details.

      Ouse Fen
    • Ouse Washes

      Ouse Washes

      Sadly, we remain temporarily closed to visitors at the moment until further notice. There is no access to the footpaths, hides, toilets and visitor centre due to reservoir embankment works being carried out by the Environment Agency.

      Ouse Washes
    • Pagham Harbour and Medmerry

      Pagham Harbour and Medmerry

      Car park: open at all times
      Toilets, shop and hides: open 10am-4pm
      Visitor Centre: open 10am-4pm
      Café: take away options 10am-4pm
      Hides: open, daily 10am-4pm, locked outside of these hours

      Pagham Harbour and Medmerry
    • Portmore Lough

      Portmore Lough

      The indoor spaces at Portmore Lough are currently closed, including the bird hide and toilet facilities. The outdoor spaces, including the boardwalk and wildlife garden remain open for you to enjoy.

      Portmore Lough
    • Pulborough Brooks

      Pulborough Brooks

      Car park and trails: open daily, dawn-dusk
      Hides: 3 hides open daily, dawn-dusk
      Welcome hut and toilets: open daily, 10am-4pm
      Shop: open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am -4 pm
      Café: takeaways open Wednesday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm. Tea Terrace open.

      Pulborough Brooks
    • Radipole Lake

      Radipole Lake

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily.
      Toilets & Visitor Centre: Closed.
      Café: takeaway hot & cold drinks, Ice cream, available Friday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm.

      Radipole Lake
    • Rainham Marshes

      Rainham Marshes

      Car park, trails, toilets open: 9.30am-4.30pm.
      Cafe: takeaway only.
      Shop: open.

      Rainham Marshes
    • Rockland Marshes

      Rockland Marshes

      Reserve open.

      Rockland Marshes
    • Rye Meads

      Rye Meads

      Open Sunday to Friday, closed Saturdays.
      Car park, toilets and trails: open 9am-5pm.
      Café/refreshments: open 9am-5pm for take away.
      Visitor centre and hides: open.

      Rye Meads
    • Saltholme

      Saltholme

      Car park, Visitor Centre and trails: open daily, 9.30am-5pm
      Shop: open daily, 10am-4.30pm
      Café: open daily, 9.30am-4pm
      Hides: open daily, 9.30am-4.40pm

      Saltholme
    • Sandwell Valley

      Sandwell Valley

      Car park: Tuesday – Sunday 09:00am – 5:00pm
      Toilets: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm
      Visitor Centre, Refreshments and Hide: Tuesday – Sunday 10:00am – 4:30pm

      Sandwell Valley
    • Sherwood forest

      Sherwood forest

      Car parks: Open daily, 9am-5pm (limited capacity)
      Visitor centre, toilets, shop and café: open daily, 10am-5pm

      Sherwood forest
    • Snape Warren

      Snape Warren

      Nature reserve open.

      Snape Warren
    • Snettisham

      Snettisham

      All trails, hides and car park open.

      Snettisham
    • St Aidan’s

      St Aidan’s

      Car park and nature reserve: open daily, 6am-8pm.
      Toilets: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
      Take away refreshments: available daily, 9.30am-5pm.

      St Aidan’s
    • St Bees Head

      St Bees Head

      Nature reserve open.

      St Bees Head
    • Stanford Wharf

      Stanford Wharf

      Nature reserve open.

      Stanford Wharf
    • Stour Estuary

      Stour Estuary

      Nature reserve open.

      Stour Estuary
    • South Essex Wildlife Garden

      South Essex Wildlife Garden

      Wildlife garden open.

      South Essex Wildlife Garden
    • South stack cliffs

      South stack cliffs

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      South stack cliffs
    • Strumpshaw Fen

      Strumpshaw Fen

      Car park, hides and trails: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Toilets and staffed outdoor welcome point: open daily, 9.30am-5pm.
      Refreshments: take away options available daily, 9.30am-5pm.
      Reception hide: closed.

      Strumpshaw Fen
    • Sumburgh Head

      Sumburgh Head

      Trails, toilets and car park open. Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre and Lighthouse now open.

      Sumburgh Head
    • Surlingham Church Marsh

      Surlingham Church Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      Surlingham Church Marsh
    • Swell Wood

      Swell Wood

      Nature reserve, hide and car park open.

      Swell Wood
    • The Lodge

      The Lodge

      Car park: open, daily 7am-7pm.
      Reserve trails: open daily, dawn to dusk.
      Shop and Gatehouse toilets open daily, 10am-4pm. Toilets at RSPB HQ closed currently.
      Visitor Information Centre: open most days.
      Hide: closed.

      The Lodge
    • The Loons and Loch of Banks

      The Loons and Loch of Banks

      Trails, hide and car park are open.

      The Loons and Loch of Banks
    • The Oa

      The Oa

      Trails and car park open.

      The Oa
    • Titchwell Marsh

      Titchwell Marsh

      Car park, trails and hides: Open daily, at all times.
      Temporary toilets : Open daily, 9am-5pm.
      Shop and visitor centre : Open daily, 9.30am-4.30pm
      Café: open daily, 9.30am-4.30pm. Take away only.

      Titchwell Marsh
    • Tollie Red Kites

      Tollie Red Kites

      Feeding sessions held 2pm Thursday - Sunday. No booking required, cash payments only. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Toilet available during feeding sessions. Visitor Centre closed. Car park open.

      Tollie Red Kites
    • Troup Head

      Troup Head

      Trails and car park open.

      Troup Head
    • Trumland

      Trumland

      Trails are open. Access to the reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney. Local restrictions may apply.

      Trumland
    • Tudeley Woods

      Tudeley Woods

      Nature reserve open.
      Car park: pre-booking only.

      Tudeley Woods
    • Udale Bay

      Udale Bay

      Trails and hide are open. The car park is currently closed.

      Udale Bay
    • Vange Marsh

      Vange Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      Vange Marsh
    • Wallasea

      Wallasea

      Reserve, hides and car park open.

      Wallasea
    • West Canvey Marsh

      West Canvey Marsh

      Nature reserve open.

      West Canvey Marsh
    • West Sedgemoor

      West Sedgemoor

      Access to this reserve is by pre-booked guided walks only. Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accept bookings due to Covid-19 measures.

      West Sedgemoor
    • Winterbourne Downs

      Winterbourne Downs

      Reserve and car park open.

      Winterbourne Downs
    • Wolves Wood

      Wolves Wood

      Reserve and car park open.

      Wolves Wood
    • Wood of Cree

      Wood of Cree

      Trails and car park open.

      Wood of Cree
    • Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir

      Car Park – Open (dawn – dusk)
      Toilets – Open (9.30-5pm)
      Trails – Open (dawn – dusk)
      Reception/Visitor Centre – Open (9.30-4.30pm)
      Café Lite Take Out – Open (9.30-4.30pm)
      Hides – Closed

      Ynys-hir

    Thank you

    We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and patience. It really means a great deal to us. Our work on nature reserves and across the RSPB is only possible thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters like you.


    We look forward to seeing you soon.