Nature Reserve

The British Wildlife Centre Nature Reserve was an ambitious project transforming 26 acres of former agricultural grazing land into a wetland, woodland and grassland habitat. It has been carefully landscaped and planted to produce a mosaic of wildlife habitats and food and now a huge variety of wild birds, mammal and invertebrate species have made it their home.

In 2006 we opened the Wetland Boardwalk, which takes visitors into the edges of the reserve and provides wonderful views of a pond and wetland portion of the reserve, as well as the resident birds, including a colony of herons, migrating birds and all manner of other wildlife.

There are excellent opportunities for photography but plenty of seating if you just want to relax and take in the beautiful natural scene.

Our fully equipped Field Study Centre on the edge of the reserve is available to schools for practical science topics in the nature reserve. It also makes an ideal meeting or training venue for wildlife and photography groups, who can enjoy ideal ‘in the field’ conditions provided by the reserve.

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