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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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Great for nature lovers

Such a huge variety of wildlife to see all year round. And they make it all look very natural... read more

Reviewed yesterday
DeeDee8902
Two delightful days

I was staying in the Lake District but the weather was wet but, as often happens, it was better at... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2018
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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...more
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Such a huge variety of wildlife to see all year round. And they make it all look very natural. Lovely place to explore with kids who appreciate nature.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

Visited here twice now, weather has been kinder on the latter visit. It has a huge shop which is always nice. The admission fees however were not easily on display and nearly ended up wandering off in complete unawares despite asking staff about it. Generally...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2018

Hi Jenny - thanks for visiting us again! We do display the admission prices for non-RSPB members outside by the door, sorry if this isn't clear - I'll have a look at it. RSPB members, by the way, get free entry - it's a great...More

Reviewed 14 November 2018

I was staying in the Lake District but the weather was wet but, as often happens, it was better at Leighton Moss so I ended up spending two days visiting and enjoyed both days, plenty to do, good car park, helpful staff who added to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mary E
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi Mary - sounds like you really enjoyed your time here! Thanks for leaving your comments on Trip Advisor. Your contribution as a member really does help us maintain and manage essential habitat, both here at Leighton Moss and further afield. We could not do...More

Reviewed 9 November 2018

We have been before when it was very busy so gave it a second chance. Once again all the staff were friendly and helpful. Loved the sky tower and the nice walk into the reeds. By stopping when no one else was around we spotted...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendover6688
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi - thanks for giving us a second go! Naturally, as a very popular site, we can get very busy at times. One of the great things about Leighton Moss though, is that it is big enough for everyone to have plenty of space for...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Ideal for bird watchers and families. An excellent place to get children interested in nature. On my visit, the cafe was very crowded which is frequently the case in school holiday. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable.More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank iffley094
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi there - thank you for posting your comments here following your recent visit. We are very mindful of the need to engage with families and to encourage youngsters to get connected with nature. There are many diversions for children these days and the more...More

Reviewed 4 November 2018

The number of visitors feeding birds creates a lot of very close contact. Robins, nuthatches and pheasants have become pretty tame. Nice activities for children and very helpful staff. This is just a lovely place and very well maintained with a wide variety of especially...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Whittlesford
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hello, thanks for visiting and thanks also for leaving your review. We do try to be as inclusive as possible at Leighton Moss, providing facilities for all visitors from expert birders to those who simply enjoy being outdoors to families keen to immerse their young...More

Reviewed 24 October 2018

It's several years since our last visit and although it was school holidays and very busy, we spent an enjoyable afternoon at this excellent site. Staff are friendly and welcoming and the facilities are very good. Since our last visit a viewing platform has been...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank susiedu
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2018

Hi Susie - glad you enjoyed your return visit! Plenty of things have certainly changed here in the last few years, as you noticed. The Skytower really has enhanced the experience for our many visitors, as has the boardwalk. Its great to hear your comments!...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

A fantastic experience. My wife and I arrived just after 09.00 for an 09.30 start on a "guided" walk on the lookout for special little birds, Bearded Tits. We headed off to the gravel pits, a known location for the birds. It was unusually busy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Toni551
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Toni - thank you very much for posting your comments here. The bearded tits really are amazing aren't they? It sounds like you were very fortunate to see some on the grit trays as well as beg shown the ringed birds! Even on guided...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

One of the best, if not the best, RSPB reserve in the UK. The Warden of this reserve and his staff not only accommodate the various needs of the wildlife but are also conscious of the needs of visitors. Good paths, viewing areas/hides, trail leaflet...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you so much for your kind comments - it really does make the whole team here feel very proud to read such positive reviews. Especially when you have some amazing RSPB reserves in the South West :-) We do try very hard to ensure...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018

We stayed at The Diamond International resort of pine lakes which was only 3 miles from this beautiful centre. Excellent hides from which we could view a large variety of birds. There are other feeding sites from which we could view a variety of small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Vinod K
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Hi Vinod Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Leighton Moss, despite the grim weather! That table by the window with the feeder is certainly a popular spot with many of our cafe visitors - there's something really captivating about watching the variety...More

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Chisi76
13 August 2018|
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
There is a path that dogs can be walked along, but not near the red beds. You can't access a lot of the site with a dog.
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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
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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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