We are passionate about inspiring everyone in our community, irrespective of age or background, to love and care for wildlife and enjoy the amazing things that can happen when land and water mix.

In addition to encouraging a love of wildlife, we believe it is important to spread the message that 40% of all species rely on and benefit from freshwater wetlands.

For humans, too, the benefits of spending time in or near nature can speed recovery from illness, as well as helping everyone to reduce the stress levels of modern life.

Already a popular recreational amenity, we plan to use the Reserve for an exciting programme of outdoor environmental education for schools and youth groups, plus activities for families with young children. In addition to offering lots of rewarding volunteering opportunities (for all levels of fitness, age and interests), guided walks can be arranged for group visits.

Photo by James Hargreave: https://creationimages.co.uk/