Welcome to Eardington Nature Reserve

Two miles south of Bridgnorth, Eardington Nature Reserve is a 7 hectare (17 acres) former sand and gravel quarry with an unusual mix of habitats.

It is situated just off the B4555 Highley Road near the village of Eardington, WV16 5LF.

Free car park directly off the B4555 is available all year round (car park locked at 6 pm in summer and 4 pm in winter).

The site is being developed by the Friends of Eardington Nature Reserve, working with Shropshire Council, for the benefit of the local community and to enhance the local biodiversity.

Volunteers needed

One of our greatest challenges at the reserve is trying to improve and develop the reserve with very few volunteer helpers. We will be holding monthly work parties throughout the winter to complete the Awards for All project which is creating better access. We have also been successful in gaining funding to build a solitary bee village from recycled products. We are also currently applying for funding for a woodland development project.

If you can help in any way please turn up at a work party on dates below or email chair@fenr.org.uk. for more information.


Forthcoming work party dates:

Thursday 14th February  10.00 – 12.30pm or 12.30 – 3pm

Thursday 14th March  10.00 – 12.30pm or 12.30 – 3pm

Thursday 11th April  10.00 – 12.30 or 12.30 – 3 pm

Divided into morning and afternoon sessions whichever is suitable. 


Hedge and trees planted by volunteers during Spring 2018




Things to see and do

  • Take your binoculars and camera and see if you can spot some of the rare wildlife on site.

  • Use the site as a starting point for a long walk. All stiles on footpaths within the parish of Eardington have been replaced by kissing gates to make walking in this area easily accessible for everyone.

Sandmartin hide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                             New bee village

As this is a nature reserve and not a country park, to minimize disturbance to wildlife please note that dogs are prohibited between the months of March and August and must be on a lead at all other times.