England’s Nature Reserves


The England’s nature reserves are nominated by Natural England, as key places for natural features and wildlife in England. They were organized to protect the most significant areas of geological formations and of habitat.

The reserves are established on behalf of the nation, many by Natural England themselves, but non-governmental organizations have also played a significant role in it.

There are over 224 national nature reserves in England that cover over 800 square kilometers and practically every kind of landscape. Most of them contain nationally important or rare species of plants, birds, insects, mammals, and butterflies etc.

Here are the few nature reserves that grab the attention of many visitors:

Rutland water Rutland:-

It is one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe, set in the heart of the East Midlands. It serves the Peterborough area with drinking water, and was created in 1970s. It is also home to an internationally renowned nature reserve. It is the home to the first Ospreys to breed in Britain for 150 years, and it has been instrumental in re-launching the British Osprey population.

Kensington Meadows:-

This site is mostly flat with a surfaced path along the river. You’ll find there the steps at the Ringswell Gardens entrance to the reserve.

This area is characterized by a mosaic of habitats that support the diverse population of animals and plants. The kingfishers are continuously seemed flying up and down the river and the old willow pollards are also a feature of the site.

Insh Marshes Scottish Highlands:-

Insh Marshes is considered to be one of the most important wetlands in Europe. It is home to redshanks, curlews, and lapwings as well as foxes and row deer in what are varied and versatile habitats along a 10km stretch of the River Spey.

The Marshes provides a home for waders, geese and swans that can be observed from the hides around the site.

Uphill hill Nature Reserve:-

Uphill is a village situated in the North Somerset, England in the civil parish of Weston-super-Mare, at the southern edge of the town on the Bristol Channel coast.

You must visit this place for a peaceful and tranquil day out in the countryside. Different types of flowers are creatures make it a love spot for the children.

This site is located on carboniferous limestone, which has been fashioned into a sheer face with the aid of quarrying on the western aspect. You can easily find a very diverse flora at the rock ledges of the steeper slopes and disused quarry of the Hill. The rest of the site is greater degree and lightly sloping and consists of semi-advanced calcareous grassland.

A tower at the top of the Hill can be climbed for a panoramic view. A disused lime kiln, a sheep wash, and a powder house are included in the archaeological features.

Uphill hill is a part of the Mendip Limestone Grasslands Special Area of Conservation. An extraordinary display of green-winged orchids, primroses, and cowslips covers the eastern and northern hill slopes in the spring.

Attenborough Nature Center Nottinghamshire:-

This award-winning reserve is just four miles to the west of the city center and is owned and run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. People of the city can experience the best of British wildlife on their doorstep with this eco-friendly centre. It now covers 145 hectares of grassland, lakes, scrub, and wetland.

Eastwood and Battery Point Nature Reserve:-

It is an 11.6-acre nature reserve situated in Stalybridge, Tameside England. Cheshire Wildlife Trust manages this reserve. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds was provided with this reserve by the Cheetham family in 1931. Thus it became the first RSPB-owned reserve. Then it was leased on to CWT by RSPB.

An extensive system of good pathways covers the steep-sided Clough, which enables the visitors to experience a blanket of bluebells in the spring as well as wild angelica and wood sorrel. A wide variety of woodland birds, like tree creeper, nuthatch, and chaffinch is also found there throughout the year.

The entire length of the reserve is covered by the stream that runs through it and goes into the old mill pond at Cheetham Mill just outside the reserve.