Wildlife and Nature

Wiltshire is famous for the Great Bustard – a bird recently reintroduced to Salisbury Plain.

There are plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, whether in a forest, nature reserve or town park but you can also visit Wiltshire’s animal parks.

In spring you can see lovely carpets of bluebells if you know where to look.

Animal Parks:

Bush Farm Bison Centre, West Knoyle

Bison farm

Longleat Safari Park

Longleat Safari Park and country house has a large range of animals and the opportunity to have close encounters with some of the park inhabitants


The New Forest

Part of the New Forest extends into Wiltshire at Landford and Nomansland

Savernake Forest

Savernake Forest can be found near Marlborough. It covers approximately 4,500 acres. It’s a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) as well as a registered important historic park. One of the countries oldest trees, the Big Belly Oak, can be seen on the side of the A346 in the forest.