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Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Discovery Trail

Warnham Discovery Trail


The Warnham Discovery Trail follows the paths and boardwalks that surround the millpond. Packed with information about the wildlife, flora and fauna that call Warnham 'home', you'll uncover tales from the site's history and discover a host of fun facts for adults and children alike.

Younger visitors can brush up on their wildlife skills and earn themselves a Junior Trail Detective Badge when they complete our special activity sheet.

View the Discovery Trail Guide and map (PDF)

What's in store on the Trail?

The trail starts at the Visitor Centre and loops around the reserve. There are eleven stops marked on the map.

Map of Warnham Discovery Trail route

Key points on the trail: 1. Mill Meadow 2. Dipping ponds 3. Bat Bothy 4. Matchstick Poplars 5. Stag Beetle Loggery 6. Ice skating 7. Tri-Helix 8. Timeline Tree 9. Cricket Bat Willow 10. Butterfly Ride 11. Reedbed

Children on boardwalk

Walk the walk

The Discovery Trail journeys around the nature reserve on our boardwalks, suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

A child explores the Bat Bothy panel

Learn through play

Along the route there are information boards and brass rubbing panels to play with.

Child watching wildlife

Watch for wildlife

Sit quietly in our hides and you may be surprised how much wildlife you spot!