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Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve

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Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve

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Burnt House Lane, Alverstone, Sandown PO36 0HB England
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Day Trip from London to Isle of Wight by a Private Plane
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Day Trip from London to Isle of Wight by a Private Plane

Escape the hustle and bustle of London for the day! In just over an hour, head over the stunning English countryside, see the beautiful coasts of Sussex and the Isle of Wight, and land in Isle of Wight by private plane!<br><br>Your pilot is key to this adventure. They are sharing the flights' direct cost, not making a profit. They just love to fly and want you to understand their passion for aviation. <br>So be sure to meet your pilot directly at the airfield provided, as there are several private airfields around.<br>++Confirm weather conditions with your pilot before++ --&gt;Depart from London--&gt;land at Sandown or Bembridge for a beach walk/lunch/swim--&gt; Return to London in the afternoon, before it gets dark! Enjoy the view from a whole new perspective! <br><br>The flight can depart between 9-11h, depending on the availability of the pilot, aircraft, and weather. Please let us know your flexible hours/days upon booking, and make sure that you've been in touch with us beforehand!
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blahblahc wrote a review Sep 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom17 contributions9 helpful votes
This is the place to come to see red sqirrels in a beautiful setting, also lots of birds. Lovely old woodlands with well maintained path and boardwalk. We liked it so much we popped in on our way to the ferry for another look at the comical squirrels. The hide was closed but didn’t matter as you could see everything from the path.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Paul S wrote a review Sep 2020
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After looking at reviews I decided to go here today to see if I could spot red squirrels. As I entered the reserve ( the bird hide side ) I saw one in the distance playing in the tree , unfortunately it was quiet a distance away the other side of the hide so I couldn't get a good luck. The hide is closed due to covid 19 and I was speaking to a couple from the area that since the hide has been closed that they haven't been filling the feeders, I was disappointed by this as I thought it was going to cut down my chances of seeing a red. I went prepared with a packet of pine nuts and shelled Hazel nuts. As I carried on walking you come to a bench and opposite there is a small clearing in the tree's so I decided to scatter some of the nuts in the clearing. I carried on walking with no joy so I went back to the clearing and as soon as I got there there was a red collecting the nuts burying them then coming back and doing the same. A couple more reds turned up doing the same. They didn't mind me taking photos and I was there a good 45 mins before I left and they were still there happily collecting the nuts. What a great experience 😁 if you go to see them then take some nuts, scatter them in that area, be quite and with patience you will definitely see them. I also saw a kingfisher down by the golf course. Definitely worth a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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sarahmel16 wrote a review Nov 2019
Bournemouth, United Kingdom132 contributions19 helpful votes
One entrance is on Burnt house lane. It says it’s a private road but the entrance and three spaces are at the end of it. Great hide at the start. Within 5 minutes we had seen red squirrels, blue, great and Cole tits and a rabbit. The walk way was lovely through the trees and then across water meadows. The wooden walkway was wide and sturdy. We also saw a heron, egret, mallards and coots.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Josh M wrote a review Sep 2019
27 contributions32 helpful votes
Coming from the south of the mainland, I had never seen red squirrels before so my gf and I spent the day looking for them. Having been advised this was the place to go we were not disappointed. As long as you stay fairly quiet I'm sure you'll spot some. We saw around 10 alongside a buzzard and a number of other bird species. Very enjoyable and we'll maintained.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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PVilly wrote a review Aug 2019
Southampton, England, United Kingdom402 contributions114 helpful votes
I was staying with friends who live right opposite the entrance to Sandown Meadows reserve and we went for an early morning bird watching walk. It turns out that there are actually three nature reserves right next to each other - Sandown Meadows, Sandown Community Orchard and Alverstone Mead - so we decided to visit all three! You can do this via a figure of eight route which means you can alternate between the old railway track path and muddier paths across fields. The bird hide at Alverstone was definitely the highlight, especially with the birdfeeder which was covered with blue tits and great tits. We didn't see any kingfishers and red squirrels - so an excuse to go there again!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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