Take a stroll around the Nature Reserve
A beautiful eight acre meadow full of interesting plants, flowers and wildlife.
Discover an Area of Natural Beauty
The Mill stands in an eight acre Local Nature Reserve with plantings of native trees, hedges and a wildflower meadow. Ponds of varying depths benefit birds, insects and amphibians with living willow hides and a pond dipping platform. There is a lovely one mile walk with a wide grass path which ambles through the meadows and along the riverside. There are handy signposts and information panels strategically positioned around the walks with a shelter, benches and picnic tables at various points.
Great For Kids To Explore
Bring your little ones along on a fascinating adventure to the Nature Reserve, discovering all the secret places where wildlife may be hiding. Watch the ducks and swans on the River Ivel or sit quietly to see if you can spot a squirrel or better still a kingfisher. How many creatures can you find? Look out for our brass rubbing posts, which are new to the Reserve for the 2018 season.
Local Plants and Wildlife
Stotfold Watermill Nature Reserve is home to many different plants and animals, as the seasons throughout the year change so do they. Enjoy the excitement of seeing the first butterfly of the year, usually a bright yellow brimstone. Take a wander and watch the flowers grow in the meadow and wonder at the beautiful autumn colours as berries ripen and leaves change to fiery reds.
School and Group Visits
Visiting the Stotfold Watermil Nature Reserve provides an opportunity to be nature detectives. It increases powers of observation while learning about the varied animal and plant life in the different environments such as water, woods and meadows. Seasonal changes, shapes, colours and stages in development of flora and fauna are some examples of the topics that can be explored.