Stover is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and Local Nature Reserve.
The country park has an Aerial Walkway which was opened in 2003 by Andrew Cooper (BBC Wildlife Film Producer). The walkway enables all visitors to gain a bird’s eye view of the woodland and ponds below.
The Nature Interpretation Centre is situated near the entrance of the park and consists of a visitor centre, classroom, rangers’ office and public toilets. Additional recreation resources include interpretation boards, aerial walkway, a bird hide, a car park and picnic areas.
The British Dragonfly Society has officially declared Stover Country Park as a Hotspot for Dragonflies. “Dragonfly Hotspots are special places, carefully chosen because they support a good variety of Dragonfly and Damselfly species, are easy to access, and can provide opportunities for local communities to get involved with Dragonfly conservation and events.” The Dragonfly Hotspot project is developing but currently Stover is one of only 14 places in Great Britain to receive the ‘hotspot’ designation which is fantastic news and adds to its interest as a place to visit.