This former trout farm now provides valuable habitat for the threatened water vole, one of the few places in Southern Gloucestershire where it still exists. Otters pass through the reserve using the Ozleworth Brook. Birds such as dipper, kingfisher and heron are also regularly seen here.

Nind nature reserve is a hidden minature wetland. There is a short 'there and back again' walk along a public footpath, but this reserve is best experienced by stopping, looking and listening.

The stars are the water voles, regularly seen and heard in the water channels, but there are also wetland plants, otter, dragonfly, amphibians and a number of watery birds like dipper, kingfisher, heron, water rail and the occasional rarity.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Wetland
Species
Water Vole, Kingfisher, Dipper, Otter, Common Frog, Common Toad, Grey Heron

Nearby nature reserves

Old London Road
2 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Charfield Meadow
3 miles - Avon Wildlife Trust
Midger Wood
3 miles - Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust

Nature reserve map

Reserve information

Location
Nind, near Kingswood, Wotton-under-Edge.
Wotton-under-Edge
Gloucestershire
Map reference
ST755915
Great for...
birdwatching
butterflies
getting away from it all
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
3.75 hectares
Access
Yes

Dogs
Dogs must be on lead
Grazing animals
no
Reserve manager
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
Tel: 01452 383333
info@gloucestershirewildlifetrust.co.uk