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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
+44 1524 701601
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Good bird watching day

Had a fabulous time walking the trails, seeing lots of varied bird & wildlife as we went around... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Nuttynana
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For me a magical place

Otters egrets, heron, avocets, Great crested grebes hunts fish a Comerant wrestling with a eel, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
N B
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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red deer. There's plenty to do at Leighton Moss - explore nature trails, take a stroll around our sensory garden, treat yourself in our gift shop and enjoy a home-made meal in our award-winning cafe.
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“marsh harrier” (36 reviews)
“bearded tits” (34 reviews)
“red deer” (23 reviews)
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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+44 1524 701601
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"excellent cafe"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a fabulous time walking the trails, seeing lots of varied bird & wildlife as we went around. The view from the Skytower showed the huge extent of the reed beds - fantastic. Make sure you have your binoculars with you.

Thank Nuttynana
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Otters egrets, heron, avocets, Great crested grebes hunts fish a Comerant wrestling with a eel, and an osprey scouring the water for it next prey- I do tend to visit early on so I never see it at it peak- on the most the fellow...More

Thank N B
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Just fabulous. Weather helped in being sunny and warm. Parking is great easily accessible. RSPB staff were brilliant explaining the best areas to visit and what birds are expected to be seen. Pathways are good and well made for easy access to the hides. The...More

Thank Mike F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met my friend and his 2 young sons aged 4 and 7 in the cosy cafe first thing, watched the tits feeding close up and then took them out onto the easy paths around the reserve. The two boys were fascinated by the damselflies...More

Thank rogerpwood7
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow - sounds like you had a fabulous day with us Roger! Thanks or sharing your experience with us on TripAdvisor - I'm really thrilled to hear that your friend's sons enjoyed their visit. We are aware that for many, the pressures of modern life...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on for a little trip down memory lane having been several times during childhood. Were given a very warm welcome and a thorough talk through the option to become RSPB members which we decided to do. The reserve is vast and full of...More

2  Thank edinmike82
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and thanks also for leaving your lovely comments. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your return visit to Leighton Moss - as you will have noticed, there have been many changes over the years that enhance the experience and allow...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited for a family day out with a nature loving 4yr old and a baby at lunchtime on a Saturday. Firstly, staff here are fantastic - so friendly & knowledgeable. The reserve is well set out for families - everything is pushchair/wheelchair friendly. Baby...More

3  Thank Niwc
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Thanks for leaving your feedback. I am very disheartened to hear that you felt that some of our other visitors made you feel unwelcome, and frustrated that your daughter was asked to be quiet. This, I am happy to say, is not the typical...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This reserve once again delivered Got great photos of marsh harrier and sparrow hawk Avocet and chicks and many other Ducks and birds We caught a glimse of the otters but were unable to photograph ( not quick enough) The staff in the cafe were...More

Thank Laurence P
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Laurence, thanks for your comments! I'm very happy to hear that you had such a great visit - and it's always a joy to spot the otters, even when they're too quick for a photo opportunity! The catering team are always willing to go...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reserve was busy midweek including 2 school parties but once inside you would not have been aware. We visited all the hides and the sky-tower never having to wait or not having room. The signs and information were excellent. We had many views of...More

Thank Clivewthan
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Clive Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments. One of the things about Leighton Moss is that even on busy days, it seems easy to find your own space to enjoy the scenery and wildlife! And it seems that every time...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

We visited this reserve in April and saw over thirty different species of birds. We had a great day out and met lots of helpful and informative bird watchers. There are plenty of hides to sit and view the water and reed beds. I particularly...More

Thank Margaret N
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Hi Margaret Thank you so much for visiting Leighton Moss and for leaving your comments here. I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your day with us - there's always something to see on the reserve at any time of year but spring can...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

I have waited so long to visit Leighton Moss, & I'm glad I did. The volunteer who spoke to us at the start knew his stuff. I wish I had more time there, I can't wait to return.More

Thank Marc C
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Hi Marc - we're delighted that you managed to visit us! Hopefully you'll be able to spend more time here on your next visit - there really is so much to explore. And whatever time of year you come we're sure you'll always discover something...More

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Pete A
28 February 2018|
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Response from chrishansford | Reviewed this property |
Leighton moss is quite large, from the visitor centre to the lower hide is just about a mile, and from the centre the other way is something like 3/4 of a mile, I am in my 60's and find it no problem to go from one end to... More
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voodoosue
18 February 2018|
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Response from Martyn K | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you aren't an rspb member. Also, if you use public transport it's free. Donations are work come though.
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Colin H
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Response from Casterthe1st | Reviewed this property |
Leighton Moss is one of the well known starling murmuration spots Colin and there should be a good chance of seeing them sometime between September and November - dependent on when some of the migrant ones from various parts... More
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