Where can I seek out Nature & Wildlife?

Our diverse range of habitats ensure that a wide range of wildlife thrive at our water parks. To enjoy wildlife in its natural setting, you can make the most of our designated bird watching hides or walk our trails and take in the abundance of plants, insects and mammals that make their home with us.

Alton Water

Whether it’s spring, summer, autumn or winter, there is nature and wildlife to be enjoyed. From badgers, Nightingales and barn owls to butterflies and wildfowl Alton Water is a great place to catch wildlife in their natural habitats.

Alton Water Nature & Wildlife

Grafham Water

Created in the 1960s, the nature reserve at Grafham Water Park is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest covering 80 hectares. 

Our wildlife changes with the seasons, making Grafham Water a great place to visit at different times of the year.

Grafham Water Nature & Wildlife

Pitsford Water

As a designated site of Special Scientific Interest, Pitsford Nature Reserve plays host to a diverse range of fascinating species.

Pitsford Water Park Nature & Wildlife

Rutland Water

Nature is an essential element of our water park and the variety of insects, birds and other wildlife live here brings visitors from far and wide looking to experience nature in all its beauty.

Rutland Water Nature & Wildlife

Taverham Mill

Explore Norfolk’s Wildlife with a visit to our nature reserve. A haven for bird enthusiasts, as a visitor to Taverham Mill you will find purpose-build hides which provide the perfect opportunity to view birds in their natural habitat.

Taverham Mill Nature & Wildlife


Our Victorian reservoir is home to an abundance of wildlife and is enjoyed by many people who love the relaxed, peaceful atmosphere, and access to nature, that we offer.

Ravensthorpe Reservoir Nature & Wildlife


With 140 acres to explore, there is lots to see at Hollowell Reservoir and this is something that attracts avid birdwatchers to our reservoir.
It’s not just birdwatchers that can enjoy our wildlife though, it’s also a great opportunity for teachers and parents to educate their children on wildlife of all kinds.

Hollowell Walking & Birdwatching
Fishing, walking, cycling, water sports

Our water parks not only bring vital water resources for the region, but they also provide a fantastic day out for all the family.

Whether you're looking for an action-packed day on the water, a spot of fishing to escape the stresses and strains of everyday life, or simply want to enjoy a relaxing walk in beautiful surroundings, look no further than our fabulous water parks.