What better way to keep fit, discover new places and embrace nature than walking or hiking?
We believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy, wildlife-rich natural world and experience the joy of wildlife every day: for the wellbeing of people and wildlife. Seeing birds near our homes, walking through green spaces filled with wild flowers, and along rivers that are clean and clear reduces stress, fatigue, anxiety and depression.
At Brandon Marsh we have two trails to follow, the Kingfisher and the Woodpecker trail. Along the Woodpecker trail you'll also spot a series of sculptures installed as part of our Dunsmore Living Landscape project with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund. There's two carved benches, a giant alder cone and two other carved structures displaying the wildlife we love on the reserve. These were all made and installed by the expert sculptor David Gross. Do take a wander out when you're next at Brandon Marsh to see them. Read more about the sculpture trail on the Explore Dunsmore website.
Measured Mile trails
Get your nature fix by following one of our way-marked trails on one of our beautiful nature reserves! Our easy 1 mile trails are ideal for everyone and other reserves have longer routes to follow. Get the kids out, active and enjoying nature. Each is only one mile long with activities along the way, to keep your young ones running to the next post. “Flap your wings like a butterfly”, “hop like a frog” and “scurry like a beetle” along the route. Try one here:
Seek out one of our longer walks on these reserves:
- Bubbenhall Wood and Meadow
- Crackley Wood Family Adventure
- Hilltop Farm three villages walk
- Ryton Wood Figure of Eight Walk
- River Arrow
- Ufton Fields
- Welcombe Hills: audio trail to listen to as you explore!
- Whitacre Heath trail
- See all of our reserves here.
Find an accessible nature reserve:
Limited mobility shouldn’t mean missing out on nature. We are working hard to make our reserves more accessible for everyone. View the nine reserves we recommend for those with limited mobility or pushchairs.