I have been managing Tilton Railway Cutting Nature Reserve for several years and it is one of my favourite places to be. It is a beautiful, quiet spot within Leicestershire and there is always something new waiting to be discovered!
My favourite time to visit Tilton Cutting is in spring when the reserve is alive with emerging wildlife such as muntjac and roe deer and birds including red kite, buzzard, and ravens. Wildflowers grow along the former railway trackbed and ferns cling to the steep cliffs.
However, it is the wildlife from over 180 million years ago that makes this a truly special place. Walking through the reserve, you travel back to a Jurassic world of sea creatures alive during the age of the dinosaurs!