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Beaver Enclosure Tours

Venture inside our beaver enclosure with a guide in search of signs of beaver activity and discover how they’re transforming the habitat.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve is the home of Nottinghamshire's only beavers!

Beavers are slowly being reintroduced to the UK in a number of different locations. They're known as keystone species and ecosystem engineers, famous for their ability to transform landscapes, boost biodiversity, alleviate flooding, and capture carbon.

At around 60 hectares, our beaver enclosure is the largest in the UK with space for not just a couple of beavers but up to 18 - that's 3 families of 6 in three separate territories!

Join us for an exclusive 2 hour guided tour inside the enclosure. Venturing through the beaver’s tangled wetland world, you’ll see clear signs of their activity such as tree felling, damming, lodge building, debarking and digging. You’ll also spot some of the other wildlife benefiting from their efforts.

Please see website to book and for further information.
Tours at 10.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 3.30pm £15 until the end of March and £20 from April
Idle Valley Chainbridge Lane Car Park, Lound, Retford, Nottinghamshire. What3Words address: ///months.postings.mingles DN22 8RU
Fri 17 Feb, Fri 17 Mar, Sun 2 Apr
Contact telephone: Elliott Kean 07510 603598 Call to check latest times or cancellations.
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