If you have visited the Nature Reserve recently you may have noticed some new signs dotted around, providing information about the Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) that covers the entire site. Landguard Nature Reserve is a specially protected site of historical and ecological importance and due to the sensitivity of the site certain activities are not allowed.
PSPO's are designed to help deal with problems in public spaces that have a detrimental effect in an area that could cause harm. They impose conditions on the use of an area so everyone can enjoy it and use it safely.
These are not new rules, they have been in place for several years, but we have updated and increased the signage as requested by many, to help make visitors more aware of the types of activities that are prohibited on site and why.
The rules are necessary to protect this special mosaic of habitats and the species that call them home, while visitors can still experience and enjoy this unique environment.
Landguard Nature Reserve is still a place very much worth visiting. Being out in nature is incredibly important for our health and wellbeing and benefits us both physically and mentally, so please familiarise yourselves with the rules so everyone can enjoy this special place, including the wildlife, and you can simply visit, to get some fresh air, exercise, look for wildlife, listen to the crashing waves, walk with friends, and if you’re lucky watch a beautiful sunset.
Download the PSPO (Public Space Protection Order) for the Landguard Nature Reserve.
Please note: this document is in pdf format, and you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view or print.