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17 September 2014
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Urban | Seal Sands

Seal sands (Image: Natural England and Peter Wakely)
Urban areas can offer surprisingly good wildlife watching up close. Photo - Natural England/Wakely

Industrial Teesside isn't a location you'd automatically associate with nature watching but a trip to Seal Sands is a real treat for wildlife lovers.

Although it isn't the prettiest place, Seal Sands is a top location for urban wildlife including wading birds and seals.

Oxford (Image: Deer c/o Chris Packham)


Oxford is a fantastic place for urban nature in the autumn especially if you fancy a spot of deer stalking or a wooded walk.

Ashton Court (Image: Red Deer)

Ashton Court

  • The ancient estate of Ashton Court covers 850 acres of woods and grassland with breathtaking views over the city of Bristol.

"Who said you've got to head into the countryside to see the best wildlife? Certainly not us!


"Wildlife is increasingly finding its way into our towns and cities. Keep your eyes peeled - you may well be surprised.


"Go on - explore what's on your own doorstep."

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