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Our Reserves

Our reserves are there for you to explore, so grab your walking boots, pack up a picnic and a flask of tea and discover the wild Gloucestershire on your doorstep.

wander (c) Emma Bradshaw

We currently manage over 60 nature reserves throughout the county.  We have a large range of habitats including wetlands in the Severn Vale, cliff-hugging woodlands along the River Wye, heathland in the Forest of Dean, wild daffodils around Newent, flower filled meadows in the Cotswolds, lakes in the Cotswold Water Park and ancient woodlands in the Stroud valley.

These nature reserves are places we work hard to conserve many of our beautiful and common animals, plants and fungi, as well as some of the most threatened species in the UK.

We have also adopted the living landscape program to help link our nature reserves with Gloucestershire as a whole, linking nature and wildlife together in the countryside.

New Reserves added - As of April 2016 five new nature reserves will be joining us following the tranference of Crickley Hill, Cooper's Hill, Coaley Peak, Kilkenny and Barrow Wake to us from the County Council. Find out more here.

Use the map below to find a nature reserve near you or browse our nature reserves index on the left side bar of this page.