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Birdwatching and the nature reserve at Alton Water

Wildflower meadow at Alton Water

Alton Water Park attracts a wide range of wildlife both on and around the water.

With the help of volunteers Anglian Water has developed a three-mile nature trail on the south shore which includes woodland, a butterfly garden, a wildflower meadow, ponds and a bird hide. Start your visit from the Stutton car park. 

Related websites

All the information you need to help you enjoy your visit can be found on the Alton Water Nature Reserve website. 

Alton Water Park Volunteers

Why not come along and make new friends, get active and be involved in creating new wildlife habitats and improve recreation areas at your local park? The Alton Water Park Volunteers Group meets regularly.
To find out more please call John on 01473 589105


Access to the reserve is restricted to permit holders. Day and season permits are available from the visitor centre.

An annual Nature Reserve Permit, valid at all of the following water parks, Rutland, Grafham, Pitsford, Hollowell, Ravensthorpe, Taverham and Alton Water. For more information visit the visitor centre.


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