Welcome back!

We're excited to have re-opened many of our nature reserves.

It’s lovely to hear how much nature has helped lift your spirits through lockdown and we know for many of you, our reserves are a big part of providing enjoyment and solace in the natural world.

We can’t wait to see you! Before setting off, please read through the following information about which of our reserves are open, changes that may be in place to keep everyone safe, and how you can help protect vulnerable wildlife during your visit.

What’s open?

Whilst it hasn’t been possible to open all our reserves just yet, we’re working hard to re-open as many as we can and we’re delighted that the majority have car parks (where applicable) and trails available. The situation with our other facilities varies.

Please see the map below for which reserves and facilities you can now access.

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 travel and do consider visiting at a less busy time or having an alternative destination if needed when you get there.

Be aware the government guidelines may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please check the relevant government guidance when travelling between UK countries.

In Scotland our paths are accessible in line with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and we're working hard to open our facilities to welcome you back safely. You should also follow the latest Scottish Government advice on travel, physical distancing and hygiene.

Access to our island reserves may be restricted in line with ferry capacities, government advice and local restrictions. Please check with the relevant ferry company before you travel.

Keeping everyone safe

We want to let you know how we are responding to the Covid-19 situation. Our priority is to keep you and our teams safe. When you visit, you’ll notice we’ve made some changes.

When it comes to the re-opening of facilities on our reserves, each one has been considered on an individual basis. We look at what is possible within country-specific government guidance, the layout of our facilities and the staffing we have available to manage it safely. We also take precautions to protect our special wildlife.

Check your local restrictions

What you need to know

Please observe all current country-specific guidance on social/physical distancing and hygiene when visiting our sites. Be aware the guidance may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please check the relevant government guidance when travelling between UK countries. We can’t wait to welcome you, but please do not visit us if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

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

Face coverings chevron-down

We ask that all visitors, except those who are exempt from doing so, please wear a face-covering while in our visitor centres, shops, toilets, hides and whenever you’re not seated in our cafes.

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

In line with the latest Government regulations, our teams will be wearing face coverings indoors too. Please be aware that Government guidance on face coverings may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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On several sites, we have introduced one-way systems or created more passing places along our trails to allow for social/physical distancing. Please follow the signage in place. Be aware the guidance on distances may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Changes to laws in England and Scotland mean that the maximum group size able to visit our reserves together is now 6, unless you are from the same household or bubble.

On sites where we have entrance charges, we are legally required to refuse entry to groups larger than 6. In England this includes children under 12, however in Scotland they are exempt.

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

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For reserves in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland where we charge for entry, and those reserves where we sell refreshments that can be consumed on-site, our welcome teams have to ask you to check-in to the relevant country 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 any of the country NHS Test and Trace systems to get in touch should they need to, but 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 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.

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We have been able to open many of our toilets and have implemented enhanced cleaning regimes in line with government guidance. It has not been possible to open all our toilets yet but we know these are important to you, so are working hard to open up more of them where we can do safely. Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

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Many of our hides are open, although it hasn’t been possible to open them all just yet. This can be due to their size or the routes to them not allowing for social distancing or limited staffing available to manage them safely.

When using our hides, so that you can safely enjoy your experience, we ask all visitors, except those who are exempt, to please wear a face covering while inside.

You'll spot that we've got maximum numbers signposted at the entrance to the 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 also use hand sanitiser where provided, observe social/physical distancing and follow all signage in the hide. See the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

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On some of our sites, we’re offering a selection of refreshment options such as hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, soup, snacks and ice creams to purchase in our visitor centres and shops. Some of our cafes have also re-opened with a reduced menu and table service or takeaways. Card payments are preferred. Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

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You’re welcome to bring a picnic along with you, please follow government guidelines on social distancing when using our picnic benches and other seating and take litter home with you.

BBQs are a fire risk, endangering others and wildlife. They are not permitted on our 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

Some reserves are operating reduced opening times or days to normal, in order to maintain safe numbers on busier sites or due to reduced staffing at the moment. Please see the map below for the opening times of individual reserves.

Local Lockdowns chevron-down

Access to sites located within areas subject to additional local lockdown arrangements may be restricted or closed to comply with specific rules or guidance, which may be different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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

Find an open 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

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

      Adur Estuary
    • Amberley Wildbrooks

      Amberley Wildbrooks

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

      Amberley Wildbrooks
    • Arne

      Arne

      Opening times: Carpark and reserve trails (dawn until dusk), welcome area and toilets (9am-4:30pm), café take-away refreshments (10am – 4:30pm), shop (Wed-Sun 10:30am-4pm). Some hides open 9.30 – 4.30pm, also available for private hire.

      Arne
    • Aylesbeare Common

      Aylesbeare Common

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

      Aylesbeare Common
    • Balranald

      Balranald

      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Toilets open.

      Balranald
    • Baron's Haugh

      Baron's Haugh

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

      Barons Haugh
    • Bempton cliffs

      Bempton cliffs

      Limited car park and trails open dawn to dusk. Toilets and café (served through a hatch, take-aways only) open 10am-4pm. Shop closed. Card payments only. Car park often full 10.30am-3pm, visit outside of those times if possible.

      Bempton cliffs
    • Beckingham Marshes

      Beckingham Marshes

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

      Beckingham Marshes
    • Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Due to local restrictions, the visitor centre is closed until further notice. Hides 1 and 2 are open, however the enclosed photographers’ areas remain closed.

      Belfasts Window on Wildlife
    • Berney Marshes

      Berney Marshes

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

      Berney Marshes
    • Black Devon Wetlands

      Black Devon Wetlands

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

      Black Devon Wetlands
    • Blacktoft Sands

      Blacktoft Sands

      Trails and toilets open, car park and hides open with limited capacity. 9am-5pm only,closed outside of these hours. Last entry 3.30pm. Visitor Centre closed. No refreshments available to purchase at the moment but welcome to bring a picnic.

      Blacktoft Sands
    • Blean Woods

      Blean Woods

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

      Blean Woods
    • Bowers Marsh

      Bowers Marsh

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

      Bowers Marsh
    • Bowling Green Marsh

      Bowling Green Marsh

      Car park and trails open.
      The hide is currently closed until further notice.
      All other facilities closed.

      Bowling Green Marsh
    • Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Open as Usual.

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes
    • Brading Marshes

      Brading Marshes

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

      Brading Marshes
    • Broadwater Warren

      Broadwater Warren

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

      Broadwater Warren
    • Brodgar

      Brodgar

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

      Brodgar
    • Broubster Leans

      Broubster Leans

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

      Broubster Leans
    • Buckenham Marshes

      Buckenham Marshes

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

      Buckenham Marshes
    • Burton Mere Wetlands

      Burton Mere Wetlands

      Trails, car parks, Bunker hide and toilets open.
      All other facilities remain closed.
      Light refreshments available to buy. Card payment preferred.

      Burton Mere Wetlands
    • Campfield Marsh

      Campfield Marsh

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

      Campfield Marsh
    • Canvey Wick

      Canvey Wick

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

      Canvey Wick
    • Capel Fleet

      Capel Fleet

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

      Capel Fleet
    • Carngafallt

      Carngafallt

      In line with Welsh government guidance, between 23 October and 9 November, the car park and trails will remain open for local visitors.

      Carngafallt
    • Carsington Water

      Carsington Water

      Open Monday-Sunday 11am-5pm in Summer (April-September) and 11am-4pm in Winter (Oct-March).

      Carsington Water
    • Chapel Wood

      Chapel Wood

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

      Chapel Wood
    • Church Wood

      Church Wood

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

      Church Wood
    • Cliffe pools

      Cliffe pools

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

      Cliffe pools
    • Coll

      Coll

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

      Coll
    • Consall Woods

      Consall Woods

      The RSPB is now managing Consall Wood, but for information about facilities please go to Staffordshire County Council linked below.

      Consall Woods
    • Conwy

      Conwy

      All visitor facilities closed including car park, trails, play space, shop and coffee shop

      Conwy
    • Coombes Valley

      Coombes Valley

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

      Coombes Valley
    • Corrimony

      Corrimony

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

      Corrimony
    • Crook of Baldoon

      Crook of Baldoon

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

      Crook of Baldoon
    • Culbin Sands

      Culbin Sands

      All trails and car park (where applicable) open.

      Culbin Sands
    • Cwm Clydach

      Cwm Clydach

      In line with Welsh government guidance, between 23 October and 9 November, the car park and trails will remain open for local visitors.

      Cwm Clydach
    • Dart's farm

      Dart's farm

      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Shop open Monday-Friday 10am-5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am-5.30pm and Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm. Any other facilities closed.

      Darts farm
    • Dingle Marshes

      Dingle Marshes

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

      Dingle Marshes
    • Dunnet head

      Dunnet head

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

      Dunnet head
    • Dungeness

      Dungeness

      Our main car park, visitor centre, trails and toilets (including our accessible toilet) are open 10am - 5pm, Thursday to Sunday only. Our shop is open 10am - 4pn Thursday to Sunday.
      The ARC car park is open daily 9am to 5pm.

      Dungeness
    • Eastern Moors

      Eastern Moors

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

      Eastern Moors
    • Exminster Marshes

      Exminster Marshes

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

      Exminster Marshes
    • Fairburn Ings

      Fairburn Ings

      Trails, toilets, shop and Pickup hide open.
      Light refreshments available to buy.

      Fairburn Ings
    • Fairy Glen

      Fairy Glen

      All trails and car park open.

      Fairy Glen
    • Farnham Heath

      Farnham Heath

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

      Farnham Heath
    • Fen Drayton

      Fen Drayton

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

      Fen Drayton
    • Fore Wood

      Fore Wood

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

      Fore Wood
    • Forsinard

      Forsinard

      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Toilets open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm. Picnic area open. Any other facilities closed.

      Forsinard
    • Fowlmere

      Fowlmere

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

      Fowlmere
    • Fowlsheugh

      Fowlsheugh

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

      Fowlsheugh
    • Frampton Marsh

      Frampton Marsh

      All trails, hides and car park open.
      Toilets 10am-4pm.
      Visitor centre closed, but refreshments available 7 days a week.

      Frampton Marsh
    • Freiston Shore

      Freiston Shore

      Hide now open (along with the trails and car park). Any other facilities closed.

      Freiston Shore
    • Garston Wood

      Garston Wood

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

      Garston Wood
    • Geltsdale

      Geltsdale

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

      Geltsdale
    • Glenborrodale

      Glenborrodale

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

      Glenborrodale
    • Greylake

      Greylake

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

      Greylake
    • Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      In line with Welsh government guidance, between 23 October and 9 November, the car park and trails will remain open for local visitors

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas
    • Ham Wall

      Ham Wall

      All trails, toilets and car park open.
      Welcome building, serving take away refreshments, open weekends.

      Ham Wall
    • Haweswater

      Haweswater

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

      Haweswater
    • Hayle Estuary

      Hayle Estuary

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

      Hayle Estuary
    • Hazeley Heath

      Hazeley Heath

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

      Hazeley Heath
    • Hesketh Out Marsh

      Hesketh Out Marsh

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

      Hesketh Out Marsh
    • Hobbister

      Hobbister

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

      Hobbister
    • Hodbarrow

      Hodbarrow

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

      Hodbarrow
    • Insh Marshes

      Insh Marshes

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

      Insh Marshes
    • Ken-Dee Marshes

      Ken-Dee Marshes

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

      Ken-Dee Marshes Open
    • Labrador Bay

      Labrador Bay

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

      Labrador Bay
    • Lake Vyrnwy

      Lake Vyrnwy

      The main visitor hub car park is closed along with all facilities including toilets, hides and play area

      Lake Vyrnwy
    • Lakenheath Fen

      Lakenheath Fen

      Visitor centre closed.
      Toilets and Welcome Point open from dawn until dusk.
      Trails, Viewpoints and Mere Hide all open daily 9am-5pm
      Refreshments available to purchase from the outdoor Welcome Point in a takeaway format.

      Lakenheath Fen
    • Langford Lowfields

      Langford Lowfields

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

      Langford Lowfields
    • Leighton Moss

      Leighton Moss

      Trails, car park, shop, café, several hides and toilets open 7 days a week.
      Reserve (including car park and toilets) open from 9.30am to 5pm, hides close at 4.30pm.
      Shop and café open from 10am to 4pm.

      Leighton Moss
    • Loch Druidibeg

      Loch Druidibeg

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

      Loch Druidibeg
    • Loch Garten

      Loch Garten

      The track up to Forest Lodge remains closed as does the car park at this location. At Loch Garten trails and car parks are open. Any other facilities closed.

      Loch Garten
    • Loch Gruinart

      Loch Gruinart

      All trails and car parks (where applicable), plus some hides open. Any other facilities closed.

      Loch Gruinart
    • Loch of Kinnordy

      Loch of Kinnordy

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

      Loch of Kinnordy
    • Loch Leven

      Loch Leven

      All trails, hides, toilets and car park open.
      Visitor Centre, shop and cafe open daily 11am – 3pm.
      Takeaway food only.

      Loch Leven
    • Loch Lomond

      Loch Lomond

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

      Loch Lomond
    • Loch Ruthven

      Loch Ruthven

      All trails and car park (where applicable) open. Hide remains closed.

      Loch Ruthven
    • Loch Spynie

      Loch Spynie

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

      Loch Spynie
    • Loch of Strathbeg

      Loch of Strathbeg

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

      Loch of Strathbeg
    • Lochwinnoch

      Lochwinnoch

      All trails, toilets and car parks (where applicable) open. Visitor Centre and shop are open 7 days a week 10am – 4pm. Any other facilities closed.

      Lochwinnoch
    • Lodmoor

      Lodmoor

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

      Lodmoor
    • Lytchett Fields

      Lytchett Fields

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

      Lytchett Fields
    • Marazion Marsh

      Marazion Marsh

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

      Marazion Marsh
    • Marshside

      Marshside

      All trails, car parks and hides open.

      Toilets remain closed.

      Marshside
    • Marwick Head

      Marwick Head

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

      Marwick Head
    • Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      In line with Welsh government guidance, between 23 October and 9 November, the car park and trails will remain open for local visitors.

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

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell

      In line with Welsh government guidance, between 23 October and 9 November, the car park and trails will remain open for local visitors.

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell
    • Mersehead

      Mersehead

      All trails, toilets, hides and car park open.

      Mersehead
    • Middleton Lakes

      Middleton Lakes

      Car park open 8am-4pm only.
      All trails and car park open. Any other facilities closed.

      Middleton Lakes
    • Minsmere

      Minsmere

      Car park and trails open dawn til dusk.
      Toilets open daily 9am-5pm.
      Shop and café open every day, 10am-4pm.
      All hides open except North Hide.

      Minsmere
    • Mull of Galloway

      Mull of Galloway

      Mull of Galloway toilets are open.

      Mull of Galloway
    • Nagshead

      Nagshead

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

      Nagshead
    • Na Muilne

      Na Muilne

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

      Na Muilne
    • Nene Washes

      Nene Washes

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

      Nene Washes
    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      Car park and visitor centre, including shop, café and toilets closed

      Newport Wetlands
    • Nigg Bay

      Nigg Bay

      All trails, hide and car park open.

      Nigg Bay
    • Northward Hill

      Northward Hill

      Car park open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Toilets and hide are closed for now.

      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
    • Old Hall Marshes

      Old Hall Marshes

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

      Old Hall Marshes
    • Old Moor

      Old Moor

      Car park, visitor centre, toilets, trails and hides all open daily 9.30am-5pm
      Shop open daily 10am-4pm.
      Café open 11am - 3pm for takeaway only.

      Old Moor
    • Otmoor

      Otmoor

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

      Otmoor
    • Ouse Fen

      Ouse Fen

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

      Ouse Fen
    • Pagham Harbour and Medmerry

      Pagham Harbour and Medmerry

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

      Pagham Harbour and Medmerry
    • Portmore Lough

      Portmore Lough

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

      Portmore Lough
    • Pulborough Brooks

      Pulborough Brooks

      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Due to limited staffing, the toilets are open Wednesday-Sunday, 10am-4pm only. Any other facilities closed.

      Pulborough Brooks
    • Radipole Lake

      Radipole Lake

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

      Radipole Lake
    • Rainham Marshes

      Rainham Marshes

      Car park, shop, trails, toilets, bike hire and some hides open 9:30am - 5pm, Thursday to Sunday only.
      Cafe open (with reduced takeaway menu): 10am- 4:30pm Thursday to Sunday.
      Any other facilities closed.

      Rainham Marshes
    • Rye Meads

      Rye Meads

      Toilets open from 10am.
      A selection of cold drinks, ice creams and snacks are available to purchase.
      Visitor centre and hides closed.

      Rye Meads
    • Saltholme

      Saltholme

      8:30am - 4pm only.
      All trails and car parks (where applicable) open. Any other facilities closed.

      Saltholme
    • Sandwell Valley

      Sandwell Valley

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

      Sandwell Valley
    • Sherwood forest

      Sherwood forest

      All trails open. Car park, toilets and shop open 10am-4pm only. Café remains closed but light, pre-packed refreshments and hot drinks available from catering van in the amphitheatre daily, 10am-4pm.

      Sherwood forest
    • Snape Warren

      Snape Warren

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

      Snape Warren
    • Snettisham

      Snettisham

      All trails and car park open. Hides open with limited capacity.

      Snettisham
    • St Aidan’s

      St Aidan’s

      Car park open daily 6am-8pm, visitor centre, accessible toilets and baby change open daily 10am-4pm, toilets open daily 9.30-4pm.
      Visitor centre is open for take away hot and cold drinks and snacks.

      St Aidan’s
    • St Bees Head

      St Bees Head

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

      St Bees Head
    • Stanford Wharf

      Stanford Wharf

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

      Stanford Wharf
    • Stour Estuary

      Stour Estuary

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

      Stour Estuary
    • South stack cliffs

      South stack cliffs

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

      South stack cliffs
    • Strumpshaw Fen

      Strumpshaw Fen

      Car park, trails, toilets and hides open. Refreshments available to purchase – card payments preferred.

      Strumpshaw Fen
    • Sumburgh Head

      Sumburgh Head

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

      Sumburgh Head
    • Swell Wood

      Swell Wood

      Woodland Trail and car park open.
      Scarp Trail closed.
      Any other facilities closed.

      Swell Wood
    • The Lodge

      The Lodge

      Monday - Sunday 7am-7pm
      Car park, gardens, shop and trails open.
      Toilets open 10am-7pm.

      The Lodge
    • The Loons and Loch of Banks

      The Loons and Loch of Banks

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

      The Loons and Loch of Banks
    • The Oa

      The Oa

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

      The Oa
    • Titchwell Marsh

      Titchwell Marsh

      Car park, trails, shop, toilets, Island and Fen hide open.
      Car park has limited capacity to ensure social distancing on the reserve
      Limited snack and drink takeaway offer available.
      Toilets open 9am-5pm only.
      Parrinder hide closed for now.

      Titchwell Marsh
    • Troup Head

      Troup Head

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

      Troup Head
    • Tudeley Woods

      Tudeley Woods

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

      Tudeley Woods
    • Udale Bay

      Udale Bay

      Trails and main hide open. The car park remains closed at this time.

      Udale Bay
    • Vange Marsh

      Vange Marsh

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

      Vange Marsh
    • Wallasea

      Wallasea

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

      Wallasea
    • Winterbourne Downs

      Winterbourne Downs

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

      Winterbourne Downs
    • Wolves Wood

      Wolves Wood

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

      Wolves Wood
    • Wood of Cree

      Wood of Cree

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

      Wood of Cree
    • Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir

      The reserve, trails, visitor centre, toilets and car park are closed

      Ynys-hir
    • Flatford Wildlife Garden

      Flatford Wildlife Garden

      Open daily 10:30am - 4pm until 1st November

      For toilets, refreshments and car parking, use neighbouring National Trust facilities

      Flatford Wildlife Garden

    Helping wildlife out of the lockdown

    Here are some tips, both when visiting our reserves and elsewhere in the wider countryside: 

    1. Keep a look out– as fewer people have been around, wildlife may have moved into less sheltered places than usual. Tread cautiously on beaches, verges and paths.
    2. Stick to paths and bridleways– you can easily disturb wildlife by veering off-route.
    3. Keep dogs on leads- in the open countryside and be mindful of areas that aren’t suitable for them - dogs can easily disturb ground-nesting birds and other wildlife.
    4. Back away– sharp alarm calls or taking flight in surprise could mean you’re too close and causing distress. Back up the way you came, being careful where you step.
    5. Report anti-social behaviour– if you see anything suspicious, such as evidence of wildlife crime, fly-tipping or uncontrolled fires, report this to the relevant emergency service.

     

    Thank you

    We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and patience at this challenging time.  It really means a great deal to us. Our work on reserves and across the RSPB is only possible thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters like you. Stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.