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