Réserve de l'Etang Saint-Ladre à Boves
This is one of France's smallest nature reserves but with great biodiversity! Peat digging (for fuel) in the 18th and 19th centuries created the landscape which we see today: little lakes in the place of meadows. There's a footpath, so it's easy to walk round.
The Etang Saint-Ladre Nature Reserve is located on the outskirts of Amiens, in the Avre Valley, the river being a tributary of the Somme. In 1979, it became the first site in Picardy to obtain the status of a State Nature Reserve.
The use of peat for heating, during the 18th and 19th centuries, led to man-made lakes replacing meadows. These lakes now make up the reserve. Other activities such as cattle grazing, bleaching locally woven in the meadows, and cutting helophytes also helped shape the marsh and its ecological characteristics.
A destination for everyone
• Un sentier accessible aux PMR permet de découvrir la réserve en toute sécurité.
• Accompagnant nécessaire pour le handicap mental.
- Not accessible to people with wheelchair
- Accessible to people with hearing disabilities
- Accessible to people using a cane
- Accessible to people with mental disabilities
- Waymarked circuit / Signposting
- Free Carpark
- Pic-nic area