Wild fowl at Grafham Water

The nature reserve at Grafham Water Park is an excellent setting for those who enjoy bird watching, with seven purpose built hides and several nature trails. Created in the mid 1960’s, the reserve covers 80 hectares.

Grafham Water Park is a designated site of Special Scientific Interest.

  • The diverse habitat includes scrub and wetland, supporting populations of insects, birds, mammals and amphibians as well as rare plants.
  • There are several nature trails providing access to seven bird hides, which give excellent views of the wildlife and the reservoir waterfowl.
  • Seasonal changes have a huge impact on the wildlife present, making Grafham Water a great place to visit at deferent times throughout the year.
  • Regular events and activities are held on the nature reserves and volunteers are always welcome. More information can be found on the website links below or at the Wildlife Trust office in the Fishing Lodge at Mander Park..

The nature reserve is managed in partnership with Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire Wildlife Trust. Visit the Wildlife Trusts web page for visitor information on Grafham Water Nature Reserve