Southmoor Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Entry feeDonations welcome
Parking informationParking available on Southmoor Lane
Please keep to paths to avoid disturbance to sensitive wildlife.
Contact the Trust for disabled access information
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitVisit in summer and look out for orchids, wildflowers, skylark, meadow pipit. Visit in winter to see Brent geese.
About the reserve
This coastal grazing marsh sits on the edge of Langstone Harbour, and is extremely valuable for birds. Skylarks use the marsh as a breeding site, and a great many waders and wildfowl roost here at high tide. The scrub areas are home to many species of small birds, including linnets, greenfinches and goldfinches. The wet grassland is home to a diverse range of wildlife, and southern marsh orchids grow here in abundance.