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Well worth taking time out to visit if in the area. On the Solway Firth, the impressive wetlands seem to attract a vast array of different birds. Even as someone who is not normally interested in such things, it was still a very enjoyable visit.
First time visit. What a lovely reserve for a walk. Easy to park. Off the beaten track. Staff welcoming great and a superb variation in habitats: Wood, meadow, farmland, bog, heath, hedgerow - it is a SUPERB walk. However and this is the weird bit:...More
We visited on a chilly day in May. The hides are well placed next to a variety of habitats and one was great for disabled access. Everything is well signposted and well presented and the visitor's centre interesting. Well worth a morning.
We took in the Nature reserve whilst on a circular loop walk. The sign around the site explained the flora and fauna and what wildlife you could see. We didn’t see anything apart from a couple of ducks, but this didn’t distract from the quiet...More
The road round to the reserve is prone to flooding. Be careful!! We visited on a chilly weekend in January, just after a major influx of water. Plenty of birds in evidence on the marsh and even more so as we travelled onto Kirkbride. Saw...More
My visit to this RSPB reserve was with the Newcastle Upon Tyne RSPB Group on Saturday 18th February, but unfortunately the weather was bad where it rained all day. The two volunteer wardens where very welcoming. We saw quite a lot of birds, despite the...More
fabulous morning walk surrounded by birdlife and beautiful countryside. Try out the pond dipping as there is equipment you can borrow for free - great for the kids. we followed to map and did the longer walk, with kids it took 2-3 hours including a...More
Came across this on our first foray to Bowness on Solway. Guys (volunteers) in the centre were friendly, helpful and informative. Having been away from walking for some time they explained the route and the going very well. The boardwalk over boggy bits was superb...More
The reserve has a visitor centre built in part of the farm buildings and has basic refreshments as well as information and toilets. A pond and boardwalk area lies just off the free car parking and a local 'dabbin' or clay and straw building is...More