There are small nature reserves at Ravensthorpe and Hollowell reservoirs with access restricted to Pitsford Nature Reserve season ticket holders only.
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.
At Taverham Mill fishery there is a nature trail around the lake and work has started to create a nature reserve on site. A permit to walk the trail can be purchased from the fishing lodge shop.