Nature of Gloucestershire

Wildlife spotting in Gloucestershire & The Forest of Dean

The Wildlife and nature of Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean & The Cotswolds is diverse and interesting. The county has a diverse selection of wildlife in the wild and rescue centres.

Wildlife of Gloucestershire

  • Spot Badgers
  • Spotting Bats
  • Song Birds
  • Birds Of Prey
  • Fish of The Waterways of Gloucestershire
  • See Foxes
  • Plants & Wild Flowers
  • Rodents
  • Wild Boar roaming the Forest of Dean
  • Trees

Nature Attractions & Walks

There is a variety of nature-themed attractions where you can learn about, observe or photograph native wild animals and fauna. Also, there are many walks in the county where you can see wildlife in its natural habitat if you are lucky.

Westonbirt Arboretum

The historic, Victorian picturesque landscape and internationally important tree and shrub collection is managed by the Forestry Commission and supported by the Friends of Westonbirt Arboretum. Based in Tetbury this is a stunning place to visit in all seasons but in my opinion, shines with colour in Autumn.

Barn Owl Centre

Nature Reserve at Barn Owl Centre

The Barn Owl Centre is a charity that is dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of birds of prey in the county. The centre teaches visitors about owls and other birds of prey at its home in some great countryside just outside of Gloucester. More info…

Walking in the Wye Valley

The Wye Valley is an AONB and is a great habitat to explore and maybe see some wildlife in its own habitat. Specifically, there are deer, wild boar, peregrine falcons as well as smaller mammals to see in the forest of lucky. More info…

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Must See In Gloucestershire Slimbrisge

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre is located in the south of the country and is home to many types of wildfowl. They do lots of conservation work as well as maintaining a wetland habitat for migrating birds. WWT Slimbridge is a great educational resource as well as a great attraction for those just wanting to see a variety of birds. They have a range of ducks, geese, swans and other birds that call Slimbridge home. More info…

Robinswood Hill

Wild Rabbit
Wild Rabbit

Located in Gloucester is Robinswood Hill, a diverse habitat for wild mammals, birds and fauna. With patience, you can observe many species while exploring the hill, including many rabbits. Wildlife residents of the country park also include foxes, badgers & red kites.

Buttercup Meadow Robinswood Hill Gloucester

There are many species of wildflowers including a meadow of buttercups here as well as come more colourful species.