Wild places and reserves to check out. Britain is full of natural wonders and wildlife which are often not found anywhere else in Europe. Whilst there are plenty of cities and towns to explore, the rolling countryside and high hills are also places to spot some rare species, as well as beautiful flora and fauna.
Moreover, there are many wildlife reserves in Britain, protected and preserved for years to help keep the countryside as beautiful and special as it should be. If you’re looking for some places to visit during your next holiday in Britain, check out these suggestions.
Rutland Water, Rutland
Located in the East Midlands, this is an accessible place to visit, simply because it is in the middle of the country. Rutland Water is one of the largest artificial lakes on the whole continent, which serves the surrounding area with clean drinking water. The reserve is green and large, perfect for a walk. You can spot badgers or water voles there. Rutland Water has also launched many attempts at repopulating the osprey.
Again, located in the centre of the country, with many transport links from the major towns and cities, Penthorpe is large, stretching for around 600 acres. The River Wensum runs through the reserve, and many efforts have been made to preserve this place. See if you can spot the endangered red squirrel, or the Eurasian Crane. There are many lakes around this reserve, making it a great place to see during the summer.
Insh Marshes, The Scottish Highlands
In the beautiful Highlands of Scotland you will find Insh Marshes, running along the River Sprey. During the winter months, the river regularly floods, and you will find geese, waders, and elegant swans all around the area. As the snow falls, this is one of the most stunning sights, and in the grasslands around you will also find foxes and row deer. This is when you definitely must have your camera handy.
Attenborough Nature Centre, Nottinghamshire
Many large British cities try to bring urban parks to the fore, not only to educate youngsters on the importance of nature, but also to help with conservation efforts in the more built-up areas of the country. Attenborough Nature Centre is literally just outside of the city centre and covers around 145 hectares, with lakes, grassland, and wetland. There are many different types of birds to spot here, including kingfisher and woodpeckers, whist also giving locals and visitors plenty of space to roam and enjoy the sights.
Another Scottish based reserve situated on the banks of the beautiful and inspiring Lake Lomond grabs visitors’ attention. The views here are divine, and you can easily spot red deer, pine martens, wild goats, and black grouse, amongst many others species.
Donna Nook, Lincolnshire
Donna Nook attracts visitors by extremely beautiful nature. This region is the home to one of the largest grey seal populations, and during the winter months these beautiful creatures flock here to give birth to their calves on the beaches around the region.
This is a guest post, written by Sunny Dawn, a contributor to http://www.freelancehouse.co.uk/