Nature reserves

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust manages 35 nature reserves covering 1,234 hectares (3,048 acres) of valuable wildlife habitats.

From woodland to meadows, wetland to heaths, our nature reserves comprise some of the most important wildlife and geological sites in the counties with 19 being Sites of Special Scientific Interest, two designated as National Nature Reserves and a Special Protection Area.

As well as containing wonderfully rich and varied animal and plant species, many extremely rare, the nature reserves are also important places for people to visit and enjoy, and appreciate outstanding wildlife.

Explore the interactive map and links below to find out more.