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Ouse Washes

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Nice short walk,plenty of hides

Plenty of hides to see wetland birds. Nice and quiet in winter months with plenty to see. Also... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2019
Sean M
Winter Visit

Good site for visiting swans and wild duck ,carpark. toilet block and visitor centre mostly... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2018
Ken S
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

Plenty of hides to see wetland birds. Nice and quiet in winter months with plenty to see. Also plenty of other birds to see with a small RSPB centre to use.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sean M
Reviewed 24 October 2018

We travelled here from Cambridge and found the roads difficult. Fen roads are narrow and liable to subsidence - the roads leading to the reserve need to be travelled slowly and carefully. Gouge-marks at some points indicated where vehicles had scraped their undercarriages. Unfortunately we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christopher H
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Good site for visiting swans and wild duck ,carpark. toilet block and visitor centre mostly unmanned, feeders around the centre tree sparrows and the usual birds including Gt Spotted woodpecker/ Several hides across the bridge on the otter riverbank looking out over the washes its...More

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The Ouse Washes is a very nice location and you can have a very pleasant walk and see lots of wildlife. However at the RSPB Information site they are feeding the wild birds and the excess food is attracting a large number of RATS. At...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank warboys
Reviewed 5 August 2017

A few miles away from WWTs Welney Centre but a handful of miles away near Manea and basically the same system but further inland. From Manea down a narrow roller coaster road with passing spaces. Centre unmanned but open so able to access information. Hides...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

To avoid confusion, as the Ouse Washes is a large area, my comments here are related to the RSPB Ouse Washes reserve (and not WWT’s Welney Wetland Centre). This is a lovely reserve on a very unique landscape with an interesting history. It has a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Edo_Zamboni
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had an excellent Sunday morning walk in Fenland washlands. Easy access from the car-park to the viewing areas along well maintained pathways. The hides were large, clean and well maintained with lots of seating and brilliant views of the water birds. The visitor centre...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank warboys
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Decided to get out into the fresh air, during Christmas and New Year, so took a short drive to the Ouse Washes, absolutely amazing, a perfect way to spend a few hours looking at the wildlife, can't believe I have never been here before.

Date of experience: January 2017
3  Thank FragrantCloud
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

In all my years of living in Cambridge this is my first visit here, we just put the postcode into the satnav and were transported to this ancient land. It is so peaceful and the revelatory Fen skies overlord the dykes and rushes. We did...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank Cornflake50
Reviewed 17 July 2016

This area has a special magic whatever time of year one visits. Driving along the road to the site needs care as the road is bumpy and undulating. Visitor's centre has some useful information about the reserve and RSPB. Hides also have information about the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Jean D
9 September 2018|
Response from Ken S | Reviewed this property |
sorry I have no idea //but as you are walking along behind a tall bank and have to climb stairs to all the hides and the only viewing is from hides I would think not