he Conservation Team manages 18 wildlife sites within the City boundary. Habitats include ponds, ancient semi-natural woodland, unimproved grassland and wildflower meadows, scrub, reedbed and riverbanks.
Many of these sites are in walking distance of the city centre and easily accessible from residential areas, meaning that you have a good chance of having a nature reserve on your doorstep!
All wildlife sites managed by Worcester City Council are accessible to the public all year round. You can find out more about access, parking and features of each site on the map below.
These wildlife sites are an important part of the City's Green Network, forming corridors of biodiversity throughout the urban area.
Eight of these sites have Local Nature Reserve status, and Lyppard Grange Ponds LNR is also designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area of Conservation. For more information about these designations, visit www.naturalengland.org.uk.
For information about collecting fruit on Wildlife Sites for your own use, see our Fruit Picking Policy.
Map of Wildlife Sites in Worcester City
Worcester's Conservation Team
Worcester City Council's Conservation team is made up of two full time staff. The team looks after over 120 hectares (over 300 acres) of Local Nature Reserves and other Green Spaces, protecting and improving them for wildlife and people.
This involves practical tasks such as installing gates and benches, mowing, strimming and footpath cutting, and forestry operations. In addition to this practical skill base, we carry out patrols and wildlife surveys, organise events and lead volunteer activities.
Volunteers and Events:
We run occasional walks, talks and volunteer tasks in practical conservation throughout the year. For all upcoming events refer to the Parks Events Page.