Join us on the 27th and 28th of April for birding and optics sessions! Ask the expert from Viking your questions and go on a walk with a warden learning about our reserve and its inhabitants.

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Wildlife discovery for all ages

Walk the Sir Peter Scott woodland trail

Wind your way around our Sir Peter Scott Centenary woodland trail, then hunker down in our one of our three hides to spot kingfishers, woodpeckers, and a wealth of small birds including the rare tree sparrow. The Newfield hide looks north over wet fields, the Back Pond Hide looks east along the pond giving you the chance to see elusive kingfishers.

Take the Lochar Water river stroll

Sweep through flower-filled meadows, past wild orchids and orange-tipped butterflies on our magical wildflower meadow walk (open May-August). Then follow the muddy banks of Lochar Water, looking out for roe deer tracks and a glimpse of the elusive otters who live here – a wonderful wildflower and wildlife rush in the summer.