Picking The Right ReserveBy ashley / 13th January 2019 / Things To Know / 0 Comments
There are so many nature reserves throughout the UK that choosing one can be an overwhelming task. Some people may not know where to even start when it comes to narrowing them all down to one. There are a few factors to consider that will make this decision a less time consuming one.
Not all nature reserves are suitable for the disabled. Sometimes the trails cannot be accessed using a wheelchair or mobility scooter. Other times it may be on a steep incline that can be too difficult for some walkers. A small amount of research will let you know if the nature reserve is disability friendly and accessible. It is useful to find this out beforehand in order to avoid disappointment.
The Animals You Want To See
Making a list of all the wildlife you want to see while out on the trail will narrow down the search even further. Some people are avid bird watchers whereas others want nothing more than to see an otter in the wild. These environments are also ideal for looking at beautiful butterflies. Whatever your personal preference may be there is bound to be at least one nature reserve in the UK that appeals to it.
Hay fever and other allergic reactions can be a massive inconvenience. There is nothing worse than going on a trip out and having it ruined by pollen or other triggers. The sad truth is that some people will be restricted by these conditions. However, they can be minimised by going to a nature reserve during times when there is a low pollen count. It is not uncommon to be allergic to certain animals. If these creatures live in a reserve then it is best to visit a different one.
The Time Of Year
The seasons can completely change the natural landscape. This will affect which nature reserves are suitable for visiting. For instance, heavy snow can make some hiking trails inaccessible. Conversely, a heat wave poses the risk of dehydration for ramblers.
Most people will visit the closest nature reserve to their own home. This is a smart move because it reduces the amount of time it will take to travel to and and from the place.