Northamptonshire Nature Reserves

Northamptonshire Nature Reserves

Nature Reserve Access Update

The majority of our nature reserves remain open with free access and we are delighted that support from our members enables us to offer this.

To ensure nature is still there for us in the future as well as right now please keep dogs on leads, follow our Reserve Access Guidelines and the Countryside Code and we respectfully ask that you don't visit a reserve if it is not possible to practise social distancing there without going off the path. Some reserves are in poor condition due to excess saturation with compromised infrastructures: these are being closely monitored and closures may in some cases prove necessary.

We are not yet able to welcome back many of our volunteers, so our capacity to monitor sites and manage facilities is limited. We reserve the right to close areas off quickly if we think there is an unmanageable risk to safety or wildlife - for example we are currently monitoring several sites that are affected by deteriorating ground conditions caused by wet weather over autumn/winter. Please check individual reserve pages for updates. We are grateful for your understanding.

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Explore our Northamptonshire nature reserves

Nene Wetlands

Central to the Nene Valley is the Nene Wetlands nature reserve, a unique one square mile of wild and man-made habitats, managed for wildlife and people.

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Daniel Procter

Summer Leys

An old gravel pit transformed into an internationally important haven for breeding and wading birds.

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credit Marion Hessian