Spring wildlife trails

As spring takes hold, venture out on a wildlife walk through one of our places. Look out for birds nesting in trees and hedgerows, see trees budding and bursting into leaf, listen to the birdsong and keep your eyes peeled for squirrels and rabbits, beetles and caterpillars.

Image of a lapwing
Walking trail

Blakeney, Norfolk 

You might spot geese, terns and oystercatchers as you follow this trail through Blakeney village and around the harbour. If you're lucky you could even spot a hare along the coastal path.

Autumnal fungi at National Trust Calke Abbey in Derbyshire
Walking trail

Calke Park, Derbyshire 

Enjoy bluebells and looking out for signs of badgers and woodpeckers in the wooded part of this walk. You can also spot red deer and kites as you follow this trail past ancient trees and through open grassland.

Marloes Peninsula, Pembrokeshire
Walking trail

Marloes Peninsula, Wales 

Try this five mile walk along the heathland peninsula to see a huge range of wildlife. Keep a look out and you may catch sight of a seal. There are also many types of seabirds and the occasional porpoise to be seen.

A tawny owl dozes on a branch in dappled sunlight
Walking trail

Roseberry Topping, Yorkshire 

If you look closely you may see a tawny owl on this woodland wildlife walk. The 3.3 mile trail takes you through carpets of wild garlic and bluebells.

Panoramic view over Runkerry Head
Walking trail

Runkerry, County Antrim 

This two mile coastal walk offers views of the stones of the Giant's Causeway as well as the chance to see all kinds of wildlife including skylarks, stonechats and linnets.

Fritillary butterfly on bracken
Walking trail

Sizergh, Cumbria 

The hawthorn trees on this walk are a great attraction for nesting birds. You can also commonly see buzzards and pheasants and even green woodpeckers if you're lucky. Enjoy the wildflowers growing in the woodland glades and take in glorious views of the Lake District on this 2.5 mile trail.

Framed by trees, a swan swims on the river at Stockbridge Marsh, Hampshire
Walking trail

Stockbridge, Hampshire 

Enjoy spotting the famous River Test trout, shy water voles and reed warblers among a wide variety of wildlife. Taking you on a trail through Stockbridge Common Marsh, this walk is just under two hours and runs alongside the River Test.

Woodchester Park boathouse, Gloucestershire
Walking trail

Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire 

This walk through a secluded valley is rich in wildlife. Look out for kingfishers, herons and mandarin ducks around the five lakes and keep your eyes peeled for bugs and wildflowers in the woodland.