Wildlife

Have a whale of a time in Cornwall and spot amazing wildlife
Whale and dolphin watching is booming in the seas around Britain, with a surprising 29 different species of marine mammals having been recorded in our waters. more >
22nd July 2019
Finding peace: five best botanical gardens
Everyone needs somewhere to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Here’s the network's finest collections of rare fauna, just a train journey away. more >
30th May 2019
Twitching by train: spot birds of prey and more
If you’re taking a trip by train over the coming colder months, why not try a bit of birdwatching from the comfort of your carriage? Here are some surprising species that you might spot along the GWR network. more >
21st December 2018
Giant LEGO animals arrive at Slimbridge
From 7 July, Slimbridge Wetland Centre will be home to some very special guests. Huge LEGO creatures, including a giant otter, will be arriving for the season and entertaining visitors. more >
20th June 2018
Where to hear nightingales sing this spring
Nightingales are nature’s most lauded songsters. Their wonderful warbling has inspired musicians and poets – including Messrs Shakespeare and Beethoven – for centuries. Visit Highnam Woods, Gloucestershire this month, and you too could enjoy these revered soloists. more >
8th May 2018