Meadow pipit © David Kilbey

Meadow pipit © David Kilbey

Southmoor Nature Reserve

A coastal grazing marsh and a haven for birds


Southmoor Lane

OS Map Reference

A static map of Southmoor Nature Reserve

Know before you go

11 hectares

Entry fee

Donations welcome

Parking information

Parking available on Southmoor Lane

Walking trails

Please keep to paths to avoid disturbance to sensitive wildlife.


Contact the Trust for disabled access information


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

Visit 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.


Contact us

Chris Lycett

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)