Natural England - Winter walks and Christmas fun on NNRs

Winter walks and Christmas fun on NNRs

3 December 2012

Even in winter there’s still lots to see on an NNR, with berries on bushes and overwintering birds here from Iceland, Scandinavia and beyond.

Enjoying a winter's walk at Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes NNR

Enjoying a winter's walk at
Saltfleetby-Theddlethorpe Dunes NNR
© Natural England/Peter Roworth

NNR thumbnail logo You can join a coastal guided walk at Holkham NNR in Norfolk with the chance to see a variety of wading birds and maybe even a seal or two. Holkham NNR also has a monthly Walking Women group for a sociable, health walk.

Further inland at Humberhead Peatlands you stand a good chance of seeing both roe, and the majestic red deer on a walk on Thorne Moors.

At East Dartmoor NNR there are festive activities for younger children on the Eco Tots Christmas Fairy walk and great fun for all on the Pantomime walk – be warned – the latter carries a bad acting warning!!

Santa and Mrs Claus will be visiting Castle Eden Dene and you can join them for wildlife craft activities, or explore the recently restored Blakemoorgate Cottages at Stiperstones NNR for mince pies, hot drinks and decoration making.

Many NNRs have a guided walk programme throughout the year – or just venture out and enjoy the wildlife for yourself!.

Further information

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