Balloo Nature Reserve
Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve has been established on a former area of wet wasteland, featuring a range of wildlife and plant life.
The wetland reserve has two large ponds, a picnic area, paths and information panels. It provides a home for a wide variety of wetland wildlife including many plant and bird species, butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs.
The woodland is full of mature native trees and woodland plant life, with a small pond to provide a home to some watery wildlife. Species to look out for include oak, speckled wood butterfly, goldfinch and foxglove.
The reserve has several distinct habitats, including woodland, scrub, grassland, pond and reedbeds which provide a sanctuary for a range of plants, birds, butterflies, dragonflies, newts and frogs. There is also evidence of otter activity on the site.
With its network of paths and boardwalks, as well as a picnic area and information panels, the nature reserve provides easy access for a range of visitors.