High Batts Nature Reserve is private, and only accessible to subscribing members, or to visitors by special arrangement. Access to the site and to the hides is controlled via key-coded locks.

Non-members can visit on our annual Open Day, or on a group visit or a school visit.

Within the Reserve, members and visitors should keep to designated footpaths. There is wheelchair access to the main Pond Hide, but other footpaths around the Reserve are simply mown grass (not surfaced), and are subject to rabbit and mole damage, which precludes wheelchair access.

Map of High Batts

Open Day

There’s an annual Open Day, when non-members are welcome to visit and tour the Reserve. There are opportunities to join in events and observe activities, such as moth trapping and bird ringing.

Open Day is takes place at different times each year so that our visitors can experience the Reserve during different seasons – keep an eye on the Events page for the exact date.

Group visits

Groups are welcome to arrange a visit to learn about the Reserve and its wildlife. This is not limited to natural history organisations – people with a wide range of interests including photography, art, walking, and general adult education can come and discover its calmness and delights.

Please contact us to enquire about visiting High Batts.

School visits

High Batts is an ideal venue for school groups, and can provide many learning opportunities relevant to the national curriculum.

We have educational material relating to key stages 1 and 2, which is available for teachers wishing to bring pupils on visits.

Contact us to enquire about a school visit to High Batts.