£2.50 adults/ £1.75 concessions

If you’re a keen nature spotter, or just fancy somewhere peaceful to get away from it all, the Wetlands Nature Reserve is the perfect place. The Wetlands Trail is a surfaced, circular route and is approx. 1.2 miles, starting on the meadow at the back of the Forest Centre and travelling around the Pillinge. There are 3 regular hides along the Trail, overlooking the beautiful reedbeds and the sand martin wall on the Pillinge, and the Tower Hide and Woodland Walkway which gives panoramic views across the Vale. All hides are wheelchair accessible.

As the Wetlands Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife, no dogs or bikes are allowed on the Trail.

To download a map showing what wildlife you might see out there at this time of year, click from the list below:

Spring Map 

Summer Map

Autumn Map

Winter Map

For more information about the Wetlands Nature Reserve or booking a group visit, call 01234 762614 or email us.

Become a Friend

If you love visiting the Wetlands Nature Reserve you can become a Friend of the Forest from only £5 a month, and gain free, unlimited access, all year round, as well as other benefits!