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Nene Wetlands

The Wildlife Trust BCN - Your local wildlife experts

Visit the wonderful Nene Wetlands nature reserve - as seen on BBC Countryfile - a unique one square mile of wild and man-made habitats rich in wildlife. Then pop in and see us at our exciting new visitor centre, a low-lying, grass-roofed building on the edge of Skew Bridge Lake and part of the retail park at Rushden Lakes.

There is plenty else to explore across the Nene Valley, too, which is one of our Living Landscapes and features many great nature reserves.

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire works hard to make our three counties a place where nature matters, where wildlife can flourish and enrich the lives of the people who live here.

With your help we care for local wildlife. Ninety five per cent of the local population live within five miles of one of our 126 reserves, and contributions of time or money will directly benefit local wildlife

Contact & Opening Times

The Boardwalk, Rushden Lakes, Rushden, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN10 6FA |
[email protected]|
01954 713500

The Visitor Centre is open 10am-5pm, every day (except Christmas Day).

Email our Nene Wetlands team at [email protected] or call the Visitor Centre on 01933 779 587.

Most of our staff in the county are based at Lings House in Northampton: Lings House, off Lings Way, Northampton NN3 8BE. 
Tel: 01604 405285. 
Email: [email protected].

Explore the area

Click the pins on the map to see other attractions nearby

Visitor Information & Facilities

  • Baby changing
  • Gift shop
  • The whole family
  • Wheelchair access

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