Connecting with nature, a project with Natural England

Sensory Trust has been commissioned by Natural England to work with four national nature reserves in the south west of England - Goss Moor, Martin Down, Stodborough Heath and Wyre Forest. We are working with the site managers, members of Natural England's People and Partnership, and outreach and education teams. The aim is to identify ways of opening up nature reserves to groups who face some of the greatest barriers, including older people and people with learning disabilities, limited mobility and sensory impairments.

Each site will work with a selected group so they can develop specific knowledge and experience to share with other sites. We are arranging a series of consultation events to enable groups to experience the sites and share their views on potential improvements to access and visitor experience.

Site managers doing sensory mapping at Golitha Falls


Read about our previous work to improve accessibility and visitor experience at Golitha Falls National Nature Reserve