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Discover nature when you need it most

Here’s the latest Covid-19 information for visiting RSPB nature reserves safely.

 

Our nature reserves await you

We are delighted to be able to see you at our wonderful nature reserves across the UK. Despite everything that happened, the past two years have proved to be a brilliant time for wildlife on RSPB nature reserves with many threatened species having a successful season. So much amazing nature and wildlife. More than 18,000 species at the latest count and we want you to enjoy all this with us.

But it’s a joint effort. We really couldn’t do what we do for nature without you, our members and supporters. It’s been a challenging time for all of us but thanks to your continued support, our work restoring, and reviving nature’s fortunes continues.

Thank you (and see you soon)

As government advice changes in your area, and may differ between UK countries, please check our individual nature reserve webpages prior to your visit.


Respect, Protect, Enjoy

If you are looking for a place to stretch your legs, enjoy the fresh air and rediscover our natural world then why not plan a visit to an RSPB site?

These five simple steps will help you to respect, protect and enjoy the places you love most.

  1. Stay Alert - any habitat can be a home for wildlife and many of our most vulnerable species are very good at hiding themselves in plain sight. Not all birds rest in trees. Beaches, verges, heaths, moors, fields and esturies can all be places that birds choose to roost, feed and survive the colder months. Many of the birds you see around our coasts, rivers and pools in the autumn and winter have flown thousands of miles from their breeding grounds in the Arctic to spend the winter months here. Some stop off like a service station, to re-fuel on their migration south. 
  2. Stick to paths and bridleways – the simplest way to give nature space is to keep to the areas we usually use most, so please stay on the amazing network of designated trails, public footpaths and bridleways.
  3. Keep dogs on leads in the open countryside – They might be people’s best friend but for vulnerable roosting or feeding birds, a dog bounding through them can pose a real threat, even if just having a sniff. Keeping your dog on a lead in the open countryside will help protect both wildlife and livestock.
  4. Back away if you disturb a resting or feeding species. Short, sharp alarm calls, running off quickly, or taking flight are all signs that you’re too close. If you see any of this behaviour, you should back up the way you came to avoid any risk of scaring birds that are resting or feeding. Winter is the most risky time for these birds, some of which have lost half their body weight during migration. They need to feed, get in good condition and put on enough weight to survive the winter and make the migration back to their breeding grounds in spring. Unfortunately, birds are often unintentionally disturbed by human activity such as dog walking, drones, model airplanes and kites. The birds perceive these to be predators and so the effect of this disturbance is great. Frightening off birds does more than simply causing them to fly away; it uses up their energy reserves, decreasing their chance of survival. Once disturbed, birds take a long time to settle and remain alert afterwards. Thank you for giving them space. 
  5. Report bad behaviour – If you notice anything suspicious going on in your local countryside, such as evidence of wildlife crime, fly-tipping or uncontrolled fires, then please report this to your local wildlife crime officer using the police 101 number.


With some restrictions still in place, that may differ between UK countries, we also ask you to please scroll down and check the map for the latest information on which nature reserves and facilities are available. 

You may also meet our team away from our nature reserves as we return to face-to-face fundraising. This is an important way for us to talk to the public about wildlife, nature and the work of the RSPB . All of our face-to-face teams have been trained in how to keep the public safe, including the option of a contact free joining method for those wanting to support the RSPB’s work. We hope to see you out and about. 

Check for local restrictions

The map below shows which RSPB nature reserves and facilities are open or closed at the moment.

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

Keeping everyone safe

We want to let you know how we are responding to the changing Covid-19 situation. Our priority is to keep you and our teams safe and ensure everyone has a comfortable and enjoyable experience. When you visit, you’ll notice we’ve made some changes. 
 
When it comes to which facilities are open on reserves, each site has been considered on an individual basis. We have looked at what it is possible to keep open across the UK, within the different country-specific Government guidance, the layout of facilities, and the staffing we have available to manage the site safely. 
 
We also take precautions to protect our special wildlife. 

What you need to know

Please observe all current country-specific guidance on face coverings, travel, maximum group sizes, social/physical distancing and hygiene when visiting RSPB nature reserves. Be aware the guidance and restrictions may be different in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and between areas. Please do not visit if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19.

Hand sanitiser chevron-down

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

Face coverings chevron-down

We ask that all visitors to our nature reserves in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales wear a face covering, unless exempt from doing so, while in our indoor spaces, including hides. Our teams will be doing the same.

In line with Government recommendations in England, we ask that all visitors, unless exempt, please continue to wear a face covering in our indoor spaces, including hides, on RSPB England nature reserves. This is currently a legal requirement in our shops and visitor centres. Our teams will be doing the same.

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

Social/physical distancing chevron-down

Please adhere to all guidance on social distancing both indoors and outdoors on our nature reserves, in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Although under Government guidance for England, there is no longer a legal social distancing requirement, we encourage our visitors to follow government recommendations and limit close contact with those you do not usually live with. We are therefore asking that all visitors please continue to be mindful of other people’s space, particularly indoors and on narrow sections of our paths.

On several sites, we have introduced one-way systems or created more passing places along our trails where necessary to allow for social/physical distancing. Please follow the signage in place.

Test and Trace chevron-down

For nature reserves in England, there is now no legal obligation to provide details via Test and Trace. However, many of our nature reserves will continue to display the QR code for visitors to use it.



In Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland where we charge for entry, and those reserves where we sell refreshments that are consumed on-site, you will be asked to check-in to the national 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 national NHS Test and Trace systems to get in touch should they need to. It 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 relevant country 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.

Toilets chevron-down

Toilets are open on many of our nature reserves and we have implemented enhanced cleaning regimes. Where it isn’t possible to have our toilets open, this may be due to country-specific or local restrictions, the layout of our facilities, or the staffing we have available to manage them safely. Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

Hides chevron-down

The majority of our hides are open for your visit. Where it isn’t possible for a hide to be open, this can be due to the size of the hide or the routes to it not allowing for social distancing, or limited staffing available to manage them safely.



When using our hides, so that you and others can safely enjoy your experience, we ask that all visitors, except those who are exempt from doing so, please wear a face-covering when inside. We may also have had to fix hide windows open or closed to reduce the number of touchpoints.



You'll spot that we've got maximum numbers signposted at the entrance to some 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 use hand sanitiser where provided, observe social/physical distancing, and follow all signage in the hide.

Refreshments  chevron-down

In line with UK government guidelines, our cafes are open for take-away options in Scotland and Wales. In England indoor seating is also now available, with some socially distanced seating should you wish to distance from others.

Please see the map below for facilities available at individual reserves.

Picnics and BBQs chevron-down

You’re welcome to bring a picnic along with you.

Please be mindful of other people’s space and take your litter home.


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

Many of our nature reserves are operating their normal opening hours. However, staffing shortages or other factors may mean that sometimes these differ.

Please see the map below for individual nature reserves and links to their own website for details.

Local restrictions chevron-down

Access to sites or facilities located within areas subject to additional country or local area restrictions may be reduced or closed to comply with specific laws or guidance. Rules may be different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland and between areas.



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

Find a 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

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Adur Estuary
    • Amberley Wildbrooks

      Amberley Wildbrooks

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Amberley Wildbrooks
    • Arne

      Arne

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Arne
    • Aylesbeare Common

      Aylesbeare Common

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Aylesbeare Common
    • Balranald

      Balranald

      Trails, toilets and car park open.

      Balranald
    • Baron's Haugh

      Baron's Haugh

      Trails, hides and car park open.

      Barons Haugh
    • Bempton cliffs

      Bempton cliffs

      Mostly open as normal.
      The visitor centre and facilities will be closed 10-14 January and 17-21 January due to resurfacing works and road closure on Cliff Lane.
      See website for details.

      Bempton cliffs
    • Beckingham Marshes

      Beckingham Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Beckingham Marshes
    • Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      Belfast's Window on Wildlife

      The visitor centre is open everyday 10am - 5pm, except Tuesdays. Hides 1 and 2 are open daily.

      Belfasts Window on Wildlife
    • Berney Marshes

      Berney Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Berney Marshes
    • Birsay Moors

      Birsay Moors

      All trails and hide now open.

      Birsay Moors
    • Black Devon Wetlands

      Black Devon Wetlands

      Trails open.

      Black Devon Wetlands
    • Blacktoft Sands

      Blacktoft Sands

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Blacktoft Sands
    • Blean Woods

      Blean Woods

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Blean Woods
    • Bowers Marsh

      Bowers Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Bowers Marsh
    • Bowling Green Marsh

      Bowling Green Marsh

      Nature reserve and hide: open as normal.
      The Lookout facilities: closed.
      See website for details.

      Bowling Green Marsh
    • Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details..

      Boyton and Hollesley Marshes
    • Brading Marshes

      Brading Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Brading Marshes
    • Broadwater Warren

      Broadwater Warren

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Broadwater Warren
    • Brodgar

      Brodgar

      All trails and car park open.

      Brodgar
    • Broubster Leans

      Broubster Leans

      Trails and car park open.

      Broubster Leans
    • Buckenham Marshes

      Buckenham Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Buckenham Marshes
    • Budby South Forest

      Budby South Forest

      Nature reserve open as normal.
      The parking lay-by off Swinecote Road (B6034) is temporarily closed from 10 January 2022 for approximately 12 weeks. Alternative parking is available at Sherwood Forest.
      See website for details.

      Budby South Forest
    • Campfield Marsh

      Campfield Marsh

      Reserve: open daily, dawn-dusk.
      Visitor centre: closed.
      Toilets: open Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm and at weekends when we have available volunteer support.

      Campfield Marsh
    • Canvey Wick

      Canvey Wick

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Canvey Wick
    • Capel Fleet

      Capel Fleet

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Capel Fleet
    • Carngafallt

      Carngafallt

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Carngafallt
    • Carsington Water

      Carsington Water

      RSPB shop: open daily, 11am-5pm.
      Other facilities: please check site-owner Severn Trent Water's website for opening times of other facilities at Carsington Water.
      Festive opening times vary - see website for details.

      Carsington Water
    • Chapel Wood

      Chapel Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Chapel Wood
    • Church Wood

      Church Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Church Wood
    • Cliffe pools

      Cliffe pools

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Cliffe pools
    • Coll

      Coll

      Trails and car park open. Information Centre currently closed.

      Coll
    • Consall Woods

      Consall Woods

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Consall Woods
    • Conwy

      Conwy

      Car park & Toilets – 9am-5pm.

      Welcome hub & Shop – 9.30am-5pm.

      Coffee shop – 10am-4:30pm.

      Conwy
    • Coombes Valley

      Coombes Valley

      Nature reserve, car park and toilets open as normal.
      Visitor centre closed.
      See website for details.

      Coombes Valley
    • Corrimony

      Corrimony

      Trails and car park open.

      Corrimony
    • Cottascarth

      Cottascarth

      All trails and hides are open.

      Cottascarth
    • Crook of Baldoon

      Crook of Baldoon

      Trails and car park open.

      Crook of Baldoon
    • Culbin Sands

      Culbin Sands

      All trails and car park open.

      Culbin Sands
    • Cwm Clydach

      Cwm Clydach

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Cwm Clydach
    • Darts farm

      Darts farm

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Darts farm
    • Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland

      Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dearne Valley - Adwick Washland
    • Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings

      Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dearne Valley - Bolton Ings
    • Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh

      Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dearne Valley - Gypsy Marsh
    • Dearne Valley - Old Moor

      Dearne Valley - Old Moor

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Old Moor
    • Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings

      Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dearne Valley - Wombwell Ings
    • Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

      Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Dee Estuary - Burton Mere Wetlands
    • Dee Estuary - Parkgate

      Dee Estuary - Parkgate

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dee Estuary - Parkgate
    • Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr

      Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dee Estuary - Point of Ayr
    • Dingle Marshes

      Dingle Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Dingle Marshes
    • Dunnet head

      Dunnet head

      Trails and car park open.

      Dunnet head
    • Dungeness

      Dungeness

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Dungeness
    • Eastern Moors

      Eastern Moors

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Eastern Moors
    • Exminster Marshes

      Exminster Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Exminster Marshes
    • Fairburn Ings

      Fairburn Ings

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Fairburn Ings
    • Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre

      Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Fairhaven Lake Visitor Centre
    • Fairy Glen

      Fairy Glen

      All trails and car park open.

      Fairy Glen
    • Farnham Heath

      Farnham Heath

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Farnham Heath
    • Fen Drayton

      Fen Drayton

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Fen Drayton
    • Fetlar

      Fetlar

      The trails are open. Access to this reserve is dependant on local ferry operations.

      Fetlar
    • Flatford Wildlife Garden

      Flatford Wildlife Garden

      Open seasonally: 12 April-1 November
      Closed: 2 November-11 March other than for special events.
      See website for details.

      Flatford Wildlife Garden
    • Fore Wood

      Fore Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Fore Wood
    • Forsinard

      Forsinard

      Trails, car park and viewing hide open. Visitor Centre and toilets open Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm.

      Forsinard
    • Fowlmere

      Fowlmere

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Fowlmere
    • Fowlsheugh

      Fowlsheugh

      All trails are open. The hide is currently closed.

      Fowlsheugh
    • Frampton Marsh

      Frampton Marsh

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Frampton Marsh
    • Freiston Shore

      Freiston Shore

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Freiston Shore
    • Garston Wood

      Garston Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Garston Wood
    • Geltsdale

      Geltsdale

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Geltsdale
    • Glenborrodale

      Glenborrodale

      Trails and car park open.

      Glenborrodale
    • Greylake

      Greylake

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Greylake
    • Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Gwenffrwd-Dinas
    • Ham Wall

      Ham Wall

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Ham Wall
    • Havergate Island

      Havergate Island

      Access to this nature reserve is via boat on pre-booked trips and events only. Please see opening times and events details on website

      Havergate Island
    • Haweswater

      Haweswater

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Haweswater
    • Hayle Estuary

      Hayle Estuary

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Hayle Estuary
    • Hazeley Heath

      Hazeley Heath

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Hazeley Heath
    • Hesketh Out Marsh

      Hesketh Out Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Hesketh Out Marsh
    • Highnam Woods

      Highnam Woods

      Nature reserve: open at all times.
      Car park: open weekends and Bank Holidays April-September, 10am-4pm only.

      Highnam woods
    • Hobbister

      Hobbister

      Trails and car park open.

      Hobbister
    • Hodbarrow

      Hodbarrow

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Hodbarrow
    • Hoy

      Hoy

      All trails open.

      Hoy
    • Isley Marsh

      Isley Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Isley Marsh
    • Insh Marshes

      Insh Marshes

      Trails, hide and car park open.

      Insh Marshes
    • Inversnaid

      Inversnaid

      Car park and trails are open. All other facilities are closed.

      Inversnaid
    • Ken-Dee Marshes

      Ken-Dee Marshes

      Trails and car park open. Hides currently closed.

      Ken-Dee Marshes Open
    • Labrador Bay

      Labrador Bay

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Labrador Bay
    • Lake Vyrnwy

      Lake Vyrnwy

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Lake Vyrnwy
    • Lakenheath Fen

      Lakenheath Fen

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Lakenheath Fen
    • Langford Lowfields

      Langford Lowfields

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Langford Lowfields
    • Leighton Moss

      Leighton Moss

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Leighton Moss
    • Loch Druidibeg

      Loch Druidibeg

      Trails and car park open.

      Loch Druidibeg
    • Loch Garten

      Loch Garten

      Loch Garten Nature Centre and toilet, trails and car parks are open.

      Loch Garten
    • Loch Gruinart

      Loch Gruinart

      Trails, car park, hides, toilets and visitor centre open.

      Loch Gruinart
    • Loch of Kinnordy

      Loch of Kinnordy

      Car park, hides and trails are open.

      Loch of Kinnordy
    • Loch Leven

      Loch Leven

      Car park, toilet, shop, trails and hides are open daily. Cafe open Wednesday - Sunday 10am - last orders 3pm.

      Loch Leven
    • Loch Lomond

      Loch Lomond

      All trails, toilet and car park open. Visitor hub is closed.

      Loch Lomond
    • Loch Ruthven

      Loch Ruthven

      Trails and car park open (8am - 8pm). Please check sign in the car park for hide opening information.

      Loch Ruthven
    • Loch of Spiggie

      Loch of Spiggie

      Trails are open.

      Loch of Spiggie
    • Loch Spynie

      Loch Spynie

      All trails, hide and car park open.

      Loch Spynie
    • Loch of Strathbeg

      Loch of Strathbeg

      The car park, hides, visitor centre, trails and toilets are open.

      Loch of Strathbeg
    • Loch Na Muilne

      Loch Na Muilne

      Trails and car park open.

      Loch Na Muilne
    • Lochwinnoch

      Lochwinnoch

      The Visitor Centre, shop, hides, car park, toilets and trails are open.

      Lochwinnoch
    • Lodmoor

      Lodmoor

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Lodmoor
    • Lytchett Fields

      Lytchett Fields

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Lytchett Fields
    • Marazion Marsh

      Marazion Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Marazion Marsh
    • Marshside

      Marshside

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Marshside
    • Marwick Head

      Marwick Head

      Trails and car park open.

      Marwick Head
    • Matford Marshes

      Matford Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Matford Marshes
    • Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      Mawddach Valley - Arthog Bog

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

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

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      Mawddach Valley - Coed Garth Gell
    • Medmerry

      Medmerry

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Medmerry
    • Mersehead

      Mersehead

      Car park, trails, toilet, hides and play area open. The Visitor Centre's viewing area is open but refreshments not available.

      Mersehead
    • Middleton Lakes

      Middleton Lakes

      Open as normal. See website for details.

      Middleton Lakes
    • Minsmere

      Minsmere

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Minsmere
    • Mill Dam

      Mill Dam

      Trails and hide are open. Access to this reserve is reliant on ferry services from mainland Orkney.

      Mill Dam
    • Mousa

      Mousa

      Trails open. Only accessible via local boat operators, boat trips due to restart 1 May.

      Mousa
    • Mull of Galloway

      Mull of Galloway

      Visitor Centre, toilets, car park and trails are open.

      Mull of Galloway
    • Nagshead

      Nagshead

      Car park and reserve: open daily dawn-dusk
      Visitor centre and toilets: open weekends and Bank Holidays, 10am-4pm only.
      Hides: Lower Hide open, Campbell Hide closed

      Nagshead
    • Nene Washes

      Nene Washes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Nene Washes
    • Newport Wetlands

      Newport Wetlands

      Reserve open, with some restrictions to shop and cafe opening times. See main reserve page for details.

      Newport Wetlands
    • Nigg Bay

      Nigg Bay

      All trails, hide and car park open.

      Nigg Bay
    • North Hill

      North Hill

      Trails are open. Please note access to this reserve relies on ferry or air travel from mainland Orkney.

      North Hill
    • Northward Hill

      Northward Hill

      Nature reserve: open.
      Car park: open daily, 10am-4pm.
      Toilets and Cherry Orchard: closed.

      Northward Hill
    • North Warren and Aldringham Walks

      North Warren and Aldringham Walks

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      North Warren and Aldringham Walks
    • Noup Cliffs

      Noup Cliffs

      Trails open. Access to this reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney.

      Noup Cliffs
    • Old Hall Marshes

      Old Hall Marshes

      Nature reserve: open at all times.
      Car park: open, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Closed outside of these hours.

      Old Hall Marshes
    • Onziebust

      Onziebust

      All trails open. Please note that access to this reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney. Local restrictions may apply.

      Onziebust
    • Otmoor

      Otmoor

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Otmoor
    • Ouse Fen

      Ouse Fen

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Ouse Fen
    • Ouse Washes

      Ouse Washes

      Visitor centre, toilets, Welches Dam and Rickwood hides: open.
      The rest of the hides remain closed whilst the Environment Agency continues work on the river embankment.

      Ouse Washes
    • Pagham Harbour

      Pagham Harbour

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Pagham Harbour
    • Portmore Lough

      Portmore Lough

      Nature reserve trails and facilities open 9am -5pm daily.

      Portmore Lough
    • Pulborough Brooks

      Pulborough Brooks

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Pulborough Brooks
    • Radipole Lake

      Radipole Lake

      Nature reserve: open at all times.
      Council run pay and display car park.
      Visitor centre, toilets and refreshments: open Friday and Saturday only, 10am-4pm.

      Radipole Lake
    • Rainham Marshes

      Rainham Marshes

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Rainham Marshes
    • Rockland Marshes

      Rockland Marshes

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Rockland Marshes
    • Rye Meads

      Rye Meads

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Rye Meads
    • Saltholme

      Saltholme

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Saltholme
    • Sandwell Valley

      Sandwell Valley

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Sandwell Valley
    • Sherwood forest

      Sherwood forest

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Sherwood forest
    • Snettisham

      Snettisham

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Snettisham
    • South Essex Wildlife Garden

      South Essex Wildlife Garden

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      South Essex Wildlife Garden
    • South stack cliffs

      South stack cliffs

      Car park and trails open. Any other facilities closed.

      South stack cliffs
    • St Aidan’s

      St Aidan’s

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      St Aidan’s
    • St Bees Head

      St Bees Head

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      St Bees Head
    • Stanford Wharf

      Stanford Wharf

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Stanford Wharf
    • Stour Estuary

      Stour Estuary

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Stour Estuary
    • Strumpshaw Fen

      Strumpshaw Fen

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Strumpshaw Fen
    • Sumburgh Head

      Sumburgh Head

      Trails, toilets and car park open. Sumburgh Head Visitor Centre and Lighthouse now open.

      Sumburgh Head
    • Surlingham Church Marsh

      Surlingham Church Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Surlingham Church Marsh
    • Swell Wood

      Swell Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Swell Wood
    • The Lodge

      The Lodge

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      The Lodge
    • The Loons and Loch of Banks

      The Loons and Loch of Banks

      Trails, hide and car park are open.

      The Loons and Loch of Banks
    • The Oa

      The Oa

      Trails and car park open.

      The Oa
    • Titchwell Marsh

      Titchwell Marsh

      Open as normal.
      Festive opening times vary.
      See website for details.

      Titchwell Marsh
    • Tollie Red Kites

      Tollie Red Kites

      Feeding sessions held 2pm Thursday - Sunday. No booking required, cash payments only. Places are limited and will be issued on a first come, first serve basis. Toilet available during feeding sessions. Visitor Centre closed. Car park open.

      Tollie Red Kites
    • Troup Head

      Troup Head

      Trails and car park open.

      Troup Head
    • Trumland

      Trumland

      Trails are open. Access to the reserve relies on ferry travel from mainland Orkney. Local restrictions may apply.

      Trumland
    • Tudeley Woods

      Tudeley Woods

      Nature reserve open.
      Car park: pre-booking only.
      See website for details

      Tudeley Woods
    • Udale Bay

      Udale Bay

      Trails and hide are open. The car park is currently closed.

      Udale Bay
    • Vange Marsh

      Vange Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Vange Marsh
    • Wallasea

      Wallasea

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Wallasea
    • West Canvey Marsh

      West Canvey Marsh

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      West Canvey Marsh
    • West Sedgemoor

      West Sedgemoor

      Access to this nature reserve is by pre-advertised events only.
      See website for details.

      West Sedgemoor
    • Winterbourne Downs

      Winterbourne Downs

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Winterbourne Downs
    • Wolves Wood

      Wolves Wood

      Open as normal.
      See website for details.

      Wolves Wood
    • Wood of Cree

      Wood of Cree

      Trails and car park open.

      Wood of Cree
    • Ynys-hir

      Ynys-hir

      Car Park – Open (dawn – dusk)
      Toilets – Open (9.30-5pm)
      Trails – Open (dawn – dusk)
      Reception/Visitor Centre – Open (9.30-4.30pm)
      Café Lite Take Out – Open (9.30-4.30pm)
      Hides – Closed

      Ynys-hir

    Thank you

    We are incredibly grateful for your continued support and patience. It really means a great deal to us. Our work on nature reserves and across the RSPB is only possible thanks to the generosity of our members and supporters like you.

    We look forward to seeing you soon.