Conserving wild plants for the benefit of all.

Nature reserves

Plantlife has 23 nature reserves across the UK covering more than 4,500 acres (1,800 hectares) in total.

Scarce and important wild plant habitats are protected within the reserves including hay meadows, chalk grassland, limestone pavement, culm grassland and blanket bog.
At their best in the spring and summer, all of our nature reserves are open to the public. They are often in remote and beautiful parts of the country and are usually not staffed. Please check local weather conditions before travelling and ensure you are suitably equipped. Our Munsary reserve in particular is hazardous in bad weather and not for the less experienced visitor.


Nature Reserves

  • Ranscombe Farm reserve

    Location: Cuxton, Medway, Kent. Grid References: TQ 718 675 (car park) TQ ...

  • Upton Ham

    Location: Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire. Grid Reference: SO 860 ...

  • Stockwood Meadows

    Location: near Inkberrow, Redditch, Worcestershire Grid Reference: SO ...

  • Furnace Meadow and Brick Kiln Rough

    Location: Ebernoe Common, near Petworth, West Sussex Grid Reference: SU ...

  • Winks Meadow

    Location: Metfield, Suffolk Grid Reference: TM 303 799 Winks Meadow is ...

  • Side Farm Meadows

    Location: Cotton, Staffordshire Grid Reference: SK 057 467 Side Farm ...

  • Skylark Meadows

    Location: Bawdrip, Somerset Grid Reference: ST 348 390Skylark Meadows are ...

  • Seaton Meadows

    Location: Near Harringworth, Rutland Grid Reference: SP 915 979 Seaton ...

  • Winskill Stones

    Location: near Settle, Yorkshire Dales National Park, North ...

  • Thompson Meadow

    Location: Brockdale Nature Reserve, Kirk Smeaton, North Yorkshire Grid ...

  • Ranscombe Farm Reserve

    Location: Cuxton, Medway, Kent. Grid References: TQ 718 675 (car park) TQ ...

  • Queendown Warren

    Location: Near Chatham, Kent Grid Reference (centre of reserve): TQ 830 ...

  • Moaney and Crawyn’s Meadows

    Location: Cooil Bane, Sulby, Isle of Man Grid reference: SC 375 957 ...

  • Lugg Meadow

    Location: Near Hereford, Herefordshire Grid Reference: SO547 405 Lugg ...

  • Joan’s Hill Farm

    Location: Checkley, Herefordshire. Grid Reference: SO 591 376 Click ...

  • Davies Meadows

    Location: near Calver Hill, Norton Canon, Herefordshire Grid Reference: ...

  • Ryewater Farm

    Location: Corscombe, Dorset Grid Reference: ST 512 064 Ryewater Farm ...

  • Deep Dale

    Location: Sheldon, Derbyshire. Grid Reference: SK 165 698 Click here ...

  • Augill Pasture

    Location: near Brough, Cumbria Grid Reference: NY 816 146 Past grazing ...

  • Caeau Tan y Bwlch

    Location: Capel Uchaf, near Clynnog Fawr, Gwynedd Grid Reference: SH 431 ...

  • Cae Blaen-dyffryn

    Location: near Lampeter, Carmarthenshire Grid Reference: SN 605 ...

  • Greena Moor

    Location: Week St. Mary, Cornwall Grid Reference: SX 234 963 Greena ...

  • Long Herdon and Grange Meadows

    Location: Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire Grid Reference: SP 648 ...

  • Munsary Peatlands

    Location: Near Lybster, Caithness. Grid Reference: ND 211 450 Munsary ...