A is for Adventure

Welcome to Kingfisher Barn and the Stour Valley Local Nature Reserve.

This award winning, riverside nature reserve is part of an exciting adventure.
Bournemouth Borough Council and the RSPB are working together to make 14km of the River Stour Valley, between Christchurch Harbour and Longham, more accessible for you to explore and discover some fascinating local history and amazing wildlife.

Adventure awaits
You can take part in this adventure too!

Follow the trails
Long or short, there are lots to choose from.

Take part in an event
Pick up a programme here today.

Look out for wildlife
Don't forget your spotter's guide!

Share your discoveries 
Taken a good photo? we'd love to see it!

Volunteer Opportunities

We're currently on the look out for volunteers that can help us to make the Stour Valley Trail an even more exciting place to visit and enjoy. Our current openings are: 

Offer a Warm Welcome

Providing information for visitors at Kingfisher Barn.

Research and Monitoring

Recording the wildlife in and around the Stour.

Join the wildlife Gardeners

Helping to create and maintain the garden.

Become a Learning Guide

 Assisting with guided walks.

Habitat Management

Work with our rangers on conservation tasks.

Get Crafty

Creating displays, willow sculptures, pine cone animals and bird boxes.