Spend some quality time with the family, and a host of amazing wildlife species…

If you’re a Bittern, an otter or a rare orchid, you’ll already know that Amwell Nature Reserve is a very special place to be!

In fact, this beautiful corner of Hertfordshire has been designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a Special Protection Area and a Ramsar wetland site of international importance.

Amwell Nature Reserve is situated south of Ware and is managed by Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. It supports internationally important numbers of wintering wildfowl and is one of four sites in the park that combine to form the Lee Valley Special Protection Area (SPA). There’s plenty to see during the summer too, with breeding birds and dragonflies galore. The reserve includes a mosaic of lakes, rivers, grasslands and woodlands.

So whether you’re a seasoned nature watcher or just looking for a fascinating family day out in the country, Amwell Nature Reserve fits the bill. Throughout the year you can marvel at differing wildlife sights, from Great Crested Grebe to no less than 19 species of dragonfly and damselfly.

Amwell is also a brilliant place for a relaxing stroll by lakes and ponds, through open grasslands and leafy woods – come see for yourself this weekend!

Amwell Nature Reserve is owned and managed by the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust.



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Amwell Nature Reserve

Hertfordshire SG12 9SN

08456 770 600
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