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Lackford Lakes

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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Relaxing experience

This is somewhere we'd driven passed many times, so finally decided to go and investigate. It's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
JulesandPaul2014
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Lovely and peaceful

We came here while staying in Thetford forest and it's a most peaceful place to walk round. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin P
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From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape of lakes, reedbed, meadow and woodland makes Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes a wildlife oasis, offering close-up encounters with nature all year round. The reserve, trails and hides are open daily from dawn to dusk. Call in to the visitor centre for panoramic views of the reserve... coffee, cake and ice cream... and wildlife explorer back packs for young adventurers. Family activities and adult wildlife courses take place at Lackford Lakes throughout the year; follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch.
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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is somewhere we'd driven passed many times, so finally decided to go and investigate. It's such a lovely environment to walk round, and to quietly watch the birds and wildlife. We lost ourselves here for 4 hours and it was a pleasure to do...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here while staying in Thetford forest and it's a most peaceful place to walk round. The paths are well maintained which is good as I use two sticks for walking. There is quite a few seats and also the bird hides so having...More

Thank Martin P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited after reading about the place. Very pleasant way to spend a few hours. Lots of different hides to bird watch. Spotted a kingfisher! Staff were knowledgeable. Great place just to amble about. Nice and quiet. Take your time going round as the wildlife is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our little boy just got over a bad spell of chicken poxs and do we wanted somewhere quiet with little crowds for him to enjoy some summer sun. We found it. There is a small cafe with drinks and snacks plus a great look out...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely reserve in just about every way, very noisy sometimes when the education centre is in operation, more like a crèche just lately, seems to be getting more commercialised by the week.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lackford Lakes was tranquil and surprising , lovely day just sitting in the hides watching variety of birds swans , Dragon flies ,cafe and loos clean and adequate nice cup of tea and cake , walks not to far between the hides very pleasant day...More

Thank Alison S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A brief visit on our way home, but we received a warm welcome at the Visitor Centre. The weather was just too hot to go wandering off among the different areas it covers: but the Suffolk Wildlife Trust has clearly taken a lot of trouble...More

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is our local nature reserve and we visit at least fortnightly. Sometime for a long trawl and a rest in the hideouts and other times for a simple circular walk around the main reed-beds. Often we finished with a tea or coffee and rarely...More

Thank Danny B
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very peaceful to visit and sit in the hydes to watch the wildlife. Lots of very interesting birds to see throughout the year, well worth the visit and able to get a cuppa as well in the small restaurant

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Went here to spend a couple of hours away from everything. What a relaxing place it is as well. Plenty of walks to go on and a well priced cafe at the end of all the walking. Plenty of wildlife to watch and photograph. We...More

Thank Nick C
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Response from harry248141 | Reviewed this property |
we have enjoyed going at different times of the day and therefore seen many different birds... there are a couple of very friendly robins if you take the path towards the bigger lakes
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