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“Stunning location with peace and quiet”

Mersehead Nature Reserve
bolton lancashire
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57 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Stunning location with peace and quiet”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Set down a long bumpy dirt road you just do not know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised.
Luckily for us the sunny warm weather helped and there were very few people about , idilic peace and quiet to walk around and birdwatch.
There is a viewing area just inside the reception and we were stunned to see so many different birds using the feeding stations , yellowhammers , coal tits , great tits , greenfinches , goldfinches , dunnocks it was just amazing.
This place is definitely worth a visit :-)

Visited July 2014
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Twitchers paradise”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

RSPB Mershead is a very mature birdwatchers paradise. The site comprises two main hides at the end of pathways of about 400m long overlooking the wetlands but the best avenue for me is just at the bend as you approach the centre where you will see reed buntings, whitethroats etc.
A great day out for all. Good shop and cafe as well.

Visited July 2014
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North Yorkshire
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Lots to see.”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Can walk through woodland, on the beach or view lake from hide. So much to see and so peaceful. Little cafe there too and no entrance charge. Detailed info from staff re recent sightings. Excellent visit.

Visited June 2014
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Mold, N Wales
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192 reviews
82 attraction reviews
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“A walk on the wild side”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Went here on a bright, sunny afternoon. A small RSPB site, lovely site with basic refreshments. Welcome all the same. Took a walk towards the beach through quiet wooded tracks which were sheltered from the strong wind. It's a quiet and peaceful site. Didn't have time to go to the hides, will do so next time.

Visited June 2014
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Bannockburn, Scotland
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A must visit for bird lovers and dog walkers !!!!!”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

A great place to go for a peaceful tranquil walk for bird watchers and dog walkers alike. About 4-5 miles on grass, beach and woodland admiring birds, butterflies and pond life with a hide for avid twitchers to capture photographs of all types of birds. The tea room is great value a must after a long walk with a cup of tea and a biscuit.

Visited May 2014
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