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Address: Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
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From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape...

From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape of lakes, reedbed, meadow and woodland makes Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes a wildlife oasis, offering close-up encounters with nature all year round. The reserve, trails and hides are open daily from dawn to dusk. Call in to the visitor centre for panoramic views of the reserve... coffee, cake and ice cream... and wildlife explorer back packs for young adventurers. Family activities and adult wildlife courses take place at Lackford Lakes throughout the year; follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch.

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good walk

give this place a visit if you like a good walk round a lake on a sunny day this is the place to go there is also a Saxon village near by with a café etc

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

give this place a visit if you like a good walk round a lake on a sunny day this is the place to go there is also a Saxon village near by with a café etc

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the lake is a great place to walk arround winter or summer.children will love it.it is dog frendly as long as you keep them on a lead and take a poo bag with you.there is an old settelment there to wich is wrrth a look.there are swings and things fpr the children.good place to have picnic or there is a... More 

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Lancs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The lakes which are filled gravel pits make for a very attractive location where a variety of wildlife can be found. Some hides for bird watching. Flat walks take you around the lakes. Great place to spend a morning or afternoon.

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Thank OldNickLancs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

My Friend needed a stress free day out so I thought a day out in the country would help. We arrived at Lackford lakes and the fit at thing my mate said was NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE we put our boots on got the binoculars from the boot and of we went. We walked down passed the sailing lake to... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Lackford lakes is a good place for adults and children . Bird spotting and wildlife always makes a visit interesting. Good walks but wear waterproofs in winter.

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Lyon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We love walking in the outdoors and this place didn't disappoint, a short car journey from where we were staying at the Highwaymans Guest House in Risby, well worth a trip out.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Wonderful area full of waterfowl and great views. I would really recommend, also they don't allow dogs so if you have someone who is found of walking but scared of dogs this is ideal. Cafe is nice and has good views.

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Thank EvilEdna_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The place to see kingfishers dependably near Bury St Edmunds. There are a great selection of birds and good hides to observe them from. A simple yet functional visitor centre and adequate parking. Also a great place to just have a walk and enjoy the countryside.

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Thank copletuna
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I decided to go for a walk to enjoy the lovely weather, we chose lackford lakes and it was lovely, a really peaceful environment, our children loved sitting in the various hides to watch the wildlife. I would really recommend a visit.

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

It took us several years to find the Lackford Lakes but have been back many times since. There are two main areas.: The birdwatching lakes, some of which also allows sailing and the mainly fishing lake, which is the favourite walk. One can walk right round the lake in about 30 minutes. It is home to many wildfowl e.g. Canada... More 

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