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Get Outdoors For Summer: Wildlife Walks

Want to take a walk on the wildside? Follow our free Get Outdoors For Summer guide. Today we’re taking the UK’s best Wildlife Walks, from lochside locations in Scotland to perfect parklands in Wales.

 

Loch Garten, Abernethy

Stretching all the way from the River Nethy to the top of Ben Macdui, this beautiful location is made up of mountains, ancient Caledonian pines, moorland and wetland.

Look out for deer and red squirrels . . . oh, and ospreys who regularly nest here!

The Loch Garten Osprey Centre has views of the nest plus an osprey webcam.

 

Dinefwr, Carmarthenshire

This designated National Nature Reserve is a popular parkland and has 700-year-old trees, wild flowers and lichens. A three-mile walking route boasts wonderful wildlife-spotting places, as well as the ruins of Dinefwr Castle.

Look out for the White Park cattle, a rare breed that dates all the way back to the year 920AD.

 

Attenborough Nature Centre, Nottinghamshire

If its name doesn’t give it away as an award-winning reserve, then a visit will convince you this is one of the best centres in the UK. Owned and run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, it covers 145 hectares of lakes, wetland, grassland and scrub.

There are regular organised nature walks and hides for bird watching.

 

Oxford Island, County Armagh

Here you will find four miles of walking trails with woodland, ponds, wild flower meadows and picnic and play areas, all on the shores of Lough Neagh. From mute swans and mallards to grey Herrons and sparrowhawks, this is a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Familes will also enjoy the Loughside Cafe at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre.

 

For more great ideas to Get Outdoors This Summer be sure to visit The Green Room.