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RSPB Bowers Marsh

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Church Road | Bowers Gifford, Basildon SS13 2HG, England
+44 1268 498620
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Had a very nice walk around Bowers Marsh. There are no facilities but still a great place for a... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Basildon, United Kingdom
via mobile
A pleasant bright but windy day when I visited the marsh lat afternoon towards dusk.

I had the whole marsh to myself, as it was a weekday afternoon, I only saw two humans and one dog... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Robert B
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries. Now, after careful restoration, it's ready and waiting for you to explore and enjoy. There are 4 miles (6 km) of nature trails for you to explore on foot, three viewing points and two picnic areas.
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  • Average9%
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“approach road” (2 reviews)
“the reserve” (3 reviews)
“avocets” (2 reviews)
Church Road | Bowers Gifford, Basildon SS13 2HG, England
+44 1268 498620
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice walk around Bowers Marsh. There are no facilities but still a great place for a walk.

Thank denisebaker2935
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had the whole marsh to myself, as it was a weekday afternoon, I only saw two humans and one dog and that was when I was leaving ! It was my first visit to this RSPB but I was not dissapointed. The Marsh has...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

3rd visit here and found some wonderful things to capture on camera , having just started out getting the interest for our wild life , I found it really enjoyable , lovely long walks and plenty to see , glad for the picnic area's though...More

Thank Roger W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Have paid many a visit to Bowers Marsh and had a good walk with mixture of birds and wildlife. My first siting of Cuckoos where here earlier this year

Thank JohnBsTrips
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The approach road has now been relaid and makes your visit much more enjoyable This year has been a good year for nesting Avocets ,Redshanks and Lapwing on the reserve and has had great numbers of birds on and around the reserve .at the moment...More

Thank barbelangler
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Not now living in Essex and parents not able to get out and about on their own, it was a surprise on recent visits to see an RSPB sign from the old back road at Bowers Gifford. We had last driven down the signed road...More

1  Thank Gail T
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I went to have a look at the site before taking my grandchildren for a visit but was disappointed to see there were still no toilet facilities - not even a portaloo.

2  Thank Joan H
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Had a few hours here one Saturday afternoon and found the reserve really well maintained with lots to see. The cover for Corn Buntings seems to be working with a male singing by the track and a pair of yellow wagtails nearby. The only problem...More

1  Thank TerryB1964
Reviewed 16 April 2015

we have just starting birdwatch and nature walks this year as I am now retired. We joined the RSPB which gave us many ideas on we're to go. I would thoroughly recommend Bowers Marsh as it is very peaceful and plenty to see.

1  Thank 49drum
Reviewed 3 December 2014

When this first opened the RSPB were onsite and I spoke with them and told them what a fantastic place they have as a birder it has woodland, reeds, grassland, marsh and lakes what else do you need. I doesn't get too busy so a...More

1  Thank Tad666
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