If you had to guess how many National Nature Reserves (NNR) there are in the UK, what number would you come up with?
We were amazed when we discovered that England alone is home to over 220 NNRs, covering almost 260,000 acres of the country. We don’t know about you, but our own guess didn’t come close!
(In case you were wondering, the largest NNR is The Wash, and the smallest is Horn Park Quarry in Dorset. You’re welcome).
Booking a nature reserve stay is a uniquely special experience, because NNRs are dedicated to helping visitors reconnect with the natural world, feeling revived and inspired by protected wildlife and the most incredible landscapes.
Some of the accommodation you’ll discover will be eco-friendly or completely off-grid, meaning you can minimise your carbon footprint as well as potentially sampling new and refreshing ways of life.
And of course, you’ll be in prime position to appreciate everything that these wild and beautiful surroundings have to offer!
Each of these stays is perfectly set within, or directly next to, a designated nature reserve – so you can escape into the Great Outdoors with confidence that your surroundings will be rich in diverse, cared-for natural beauty.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: The Saltbox at Elmley Nature Reserve Shepherds Huts, Kent