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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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A nature reserve worth a visit

This was at least our 2nd visit to this nature reserve. Although not particularly bird watchers it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Helen V
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Ramsey, United Kingdom
peaceful wildlife haven

Love this reserve, particularly for the location. We like the variety of habitats both in and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
284judithf
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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red...more
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was at least our 2nd visit to this nature reserve. Although not particularly bird watchers it is still really nice to see the natural habitat created for them to live and thrive in. It is all easy walking on the flat and there are...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Helen V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We usually start on the estuary before going to the main building & reserve, on an extremely wet day we were ready for a hot drink! However, on entering the building we were accosted by 2 members of staff/volunteers demanding rather than asking if we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Robert Sorry to hear that you didn't find everything to your liking on this occasion. From your comments I assume you are a regular visitor and have had no such concerns previously? Our welcome team make every effort to greet all visitors as they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this reserve, particularly for the location. We like the variety of habitats both in and around the reserve. Also, a good number of hides give the opportunity to see both wildfowl, raptors, woodland birds and waders. The cafe is adequate. They cater for different...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 284judithf
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Judith - thank you for you comments. I'm glad to hear that you enjoy visiting RSPB Leighton Moss - our team of dedicated staff and volunteers work very hard to ensure that the wildlife here has the best possible habitat to thrive. And of...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great visit, we were advised and helped by a lovely member of staff called David, very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed our visit and found the established bird watchers to be be friendly and generous (giving our seven year old use of binoculars because we...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for posting your review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable visit - I shall be happy to pass your comments on to David. I do hope that you will visit us again soon, the beauty of a site...More

Reviewed 16 January 2019

Such a huge variety of wildlife to see all year round. And they make it all look very natural. Lovely place to explore with kids who appreciate nature.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2019

Hi DeeDee - thanks for your kind words! Yep, it takes a lot of work making a nature reserve like Leighton Moss look so natural and also ensuring that we provide the best habitat that we can for our precious wildlife. I'm really pleased that...More

Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here twice now, weather has been kinder on the latter visit. It has a huge shop which is always nice. The admission fees however were not easily on display and nearly ended up wandering off in complete unawares despite asking staff about it. Generally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Jenny - thanks for visiting us again! We do display the admission prices for non-RSPB members outside by the door, sorry if this isn't clear - I'll have a look at it. RSPB members, by the way, get free entry - it's a great...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I was staying in the Lake District but the weather was wet but, as often happens, it was better at Leighton Moss so I ended up spending two days visiting and enjoyed both days, plenty to do, good car park, helpful staff who added to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary E
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi Mary - sounds like you really enjoyed your time here! Thanks for leaving your comments on Trip Advisor. Your contribution as a member really does help us maintain and manage essential habitat, both here at Leighton Moss and further afield. We could not do...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

We have been before when it was very busy so gave it a second chance. Once again all the staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the sky tower and the nice walk into the reeds. By stopping when no one else was around we spotted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi - thanks for giving us a second go! Naturally, as a very popular site, we can get very busy at times. One of the great things about Leighton Moss though, is that it is big enough for everyone to have plenty of space for...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Ideal for bird watchers and families. An excellent place to get children interested in nature. On my visit, the cafe was very crowded which is frequently the case in school holiday. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.More

Date of experience: August 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi there - thank you for posting your comments here following your recent visit. We are very mindful of the need to engage with families and to encourage youngsters to get connected with nature. There are many diversions for children these days and the more...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

The number of visitors feeding birds creates a lot of very close contact. Robins, nuthatches and pheasants have become pretty tame. Nice activities for children and very helpful staff. This is just a lovely place and very well maintained with a wide variety of especially...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hello, thanks for visiting and thanks also for leaving your review. We do try to be as inclusive as possible at Leighton Moss, providing facilities for all visitors from expert birders to those who simply enjoy being outdoors to families keen to immerse their young...More

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Chisi76
13 August 2018|
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
There is a path that dogs can be walked along, but not near the red beds. You can't access a lot of the site with a dog.
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Pete A
28 February 2018|
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Response from chrishansford | Reviewed this property |
Leighton moss is quite large, from the visitor centre to the lower hide is just about a mile, and from the centre the other way is something like 3/4 of a mile, I am in my 60's and find it no problem to go from one end to... More
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voodoosue
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Response from 167martynk | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you aren't an rspb member. Also, if you use public transport it's free. Donations are work come though.
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