Places to see birds

RSPB Coombes Valley reserve, path through bluebell wood

A walk through this beautiful steep-sided, wooded valley in late spring/early summer could reveal special birds such as pied flycathchers, redstarts and wood warblers. More...

Stockton Brook

A great location to see and hear wild birds especially during the dawn chorus. More...

Westport Lake

Westport Lake is the largest body of water in the city. The site also has a smaller lake and a woodland conservation area. More...

Tittesworth Reservoir

The Tittesworth reservoir area is beautiful and worth a visit at any time of year. More...

North Staffordshire Moorlands

We are blessed in North Staffordshire by some wonderful moorland within easy striking distance of the main conurbation. More...

Parkhall Country Park

Parkhall Country Park is one of the city's most important natural sites. It was declared as Stoke-on-Trent's only National Nature Reserve in 2002 and the sandstone canyons are a Site of Special Scientific Interest for their geology. More...

Deep Hayes Country Park

Set in a natural bowl in the hillside, Deep Hayes Country Park is a delightful mixture of woods, meadows and pools. More...

Rudyard Lake

Lying in a fold in thickly wooded hillsides, Rudyard Lake is a haven of peace and tranquility less than a mile from the A523 that links Leek to Macclesfield. More...

Apedale Country Park

Apedale is Staffordshire's newest country park with open meadows, woodland, ponds, rich wildlife and a wealth of paths and nature trails. More...

Greenway Bank

Situated less than two miles from Biddulph and only five miles from the centre of the Potteries, Greenway Bank Country Park offers a variety of attractive scenery. More...

Consall Nature Park

Consall Nature Park, opened in 1989 is situated within the beautiful valley of the River Churnet. More...

Cannock Chase

Cannock Chase is located between Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley and Stafford. It comprises a mixture of natural deciduous woodland, coniferous plantations, open heathland and the remains of early industry, such as coal mining. More...

Blithfield Reservoir

Situated just north of Rugeley, near Abbots Bromley. The largest reservoir in Staffordshire, this site regularly attracts passage waders and wintering duck, with some rarities each year. More...

Doxey Marshes

Doxey Marshes is Staffordshire Wildlife Trust's largest nature reserve comprising 300 acres of grazing marsh, swamp, pools and running water situated in the flood plain of the River Sow to the north-western of Stafford town. More...

This patch of ancient woodland in Trentham , which was mostly planted about 120 years ago, is managed by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. More...