£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.

All 4 bird hides are open - please be respectful of the comfort of other site users to ensure that all of our guests continue have a safe and enjoyable visit. Please see our Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidance for full information before visiting.

Buy an Annual Wetlands Pass for £30

Includes unlimited access for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the Wetlands.

Become a Friend of the Forest (includes free parking)

Includes unlimited access to the Wetlands and free parking.

More information

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