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Address: Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
Phone Number: +44 1284 728706
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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 for wildlife spotting with children

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.

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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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 weeks ago

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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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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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Thank sezzak40
Cambridge
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39 reviews
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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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Thank SuffolkSilver
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My first visit here and I shall be returning , spent a lovey day here a few weeks ago , really set out well , and easy to follow the well made out map , I wanted to get some really nice Bird images , and was not disappointed, plenty of waders here , got my first Heron pictures and... More 

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yorks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Have just enjoyed three nights in Lark Lodge with family. Spacious and lovely barn. Perfect for the nature reserve next to the accommodation. Going back again in six weeks as it was so relaxing. A short drive into Bury St Edmonds for lovely shops.

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Thank sueshaw52
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We came here the day after out excursion to Bradfield Woods - also a Suffolk Wildlife sit - and were very impressed. We were greetedby a well informed volunteer who pointed out the current sightings.. The paths are wide and apart from one area mobility scooter friendly.On the day we visited there was a good variety of bird life on... More 

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Thank sheilallan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Lackford Lakes is special to my fiancé and I, as this is the beautiful location where he proposed to me. We visit Lackford Lakes often to have a nice walk and re-visit 'our spot' with a beautiful view of the Lake. We have recently been here for our pre-marriage photoshoot (most people call it an 'Engagement Photoshoot'. We had some... More 

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