Ranworth Broad, Norfolk
For the chance to see otters from the water, join a Norfolk Wildlife Trust boat trip and explore the River Bure valley. Marsh harriers and kingfishers can also be seen.
Aughton Woods, Lancashire
This remote ancient woodland on the banks of the River Lune is described by the Lancashire Wildlife Trust as a hotspot for otters.
The Tarka Trail, Devon
This 180-mile trail follows the journey of the eponymous otter from Henry Williamson’s classic book Tarka the Otter. Passing a number of water bodies between Exmoor and Dartmoor, keep a look out for a huge variety of wildlife.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Join the International Otter Survival Fund on the Isle of Skye and learn how to track and spot otters in their natural habitat. There are regular trips for small groups or individuals running between Monday and Friday.
The Welsh Wildlife Centre, Teifi Marshes, Pembrokeshire
This wetland reserve sits on the banks of the River Teifi in Wales. With a hide set in the middle of the wetlands, it’s a great place to see otters.
Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland has one of the healthiest populations of otters in the UK, both inland and along the coastline. Strangford Lough, an extensive National Trust property, is one of the best places to see them.
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