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Ouse Washes

#1 of 3 things to do in Chatteris Features Animals
Purls Bridge | Manea, Chatteris PE15 0NF, England
+44 1354 680212
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Natural RSPB reserve

A few miles away from WWTs Welney Centre but a handful of miles away near Manea and basically the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luton, United Kingdom
For peace and quiet - and whooper swans!

To avoid confusion, as the Ouse Washes is a large area, my comments here are related to the RSPB... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2017
Edo Z
London, United Kingdom
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Purls Bridge | Manea, Chatteris PE15 0NF, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank shark939
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

Thank Edo Z
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

1  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.

2  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

2  Thank Caroline H
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

Thank DMS413
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Had some time to kill whilst house hunting and went for a walk here. Absolutely stunning. It looks like it may be work in progress but we adored it and will be going back and taking friends with us.

Thank Beachdec2013
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit here and we were wondering where we were heading but on arrival we were pleasantly surprised had a fabulous walk checked out the bird watching cabins and chatted to the fishermen what a lovely place very peaceful and so quiet...More

Thank janetjsmith63
Reviewed 16 October 2015

RSPB site near Manea, Welches Dam on the Fens. It is a free reserve with 10 hides along the waterways with a good variety of birdlife to see. We saw a kingfisher darting up the water. lovely and peaceful. Take the time to do a...More

Thank KarenJane02
Reviewed 29 August 2015

This is a beautiful walk which quickly heads away from traffic noise into perfect countryside. You cannot fail to notice the wildlife as you walk and the views and skies are huge. A great place to sit and watch nature and to relax. It can...More

Thank Gavin A
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