At the heart of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Blakeney National Nature Reserve boasts wide open spaces and uninterrupted views of the beautiful coastline. It's also home to the largest seal colony in England.
A 300 acre nature reserve, Bridestones is home to many animal and plant species. Look out for mosses, lichens, heather and
Sundew. Sundew survives by capturing and digesting insects on its sticky leaves. Keep an eye out for adders basking in the early morning sun. On Blakey Topping you might spot the white flowers of the rare dwarf cornel.
Famous for its unusual plants and geology, a walk through the grassland and heathland of the Lizard National Nature Reserve is a journey worth making. Look out for wild asparagus, native heathers and many varieties of clover. Listen out for Cornish choughs and keep your eyes pealed for stonechats and peregrines as well as dragonflies, toads, adders and even lizards.
Walk through woodland and on boardwalks over the dunes on the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains at Murlough National Nature Reserve. Look out for butterflies and wild flowers, as well as one of the finest beaches in Co. Down. The best example of dune heath within Ireland with over 600 species of butterflies and moths, one of which, the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, is of European importance.
See flower-rich hay meadows and ancient woodlands home to rare butterflies and red squirrels at Newtown National Nature Reserve on the Isle of Wight. Enjoy views over salt marsh and the clear waters of the harbour, alive with sea birds. You can also explore from the water and look out for the plentiful wetland wildlife.
An unusual sandy estuary in the Lake District with panoramic views of the mountains. The dune grasslands are home to rare plants like the Dune Helleborine as well as one fifth of the national population of Natterjack Toads.
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire is the oldest nature reserve in our care, and this year we're celebrating its 120th anniversary. Take a stroll through this rare landscape made up of lush grasses, peaceful waters, reedbeds and flowering meadows. These precious wetlands are home to thousands of plants and animals. Look out for Konik ponies, water voles and hen harriers.
Nothing beats the sound of birdsong on a still morning, or the smell of the sea as it crashes against the shore. Discover more about nature and wildlife at our places and find out how we're looking after it for the years to come.
As one of the nation's biggest landowners, we look after a lot of nature and wildlife on the places in our care. From red squirrels and seal pups to wildflower meadows and great cedars - find out how we're caring for these beautiful living things, with your support.