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RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve

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Open today: 07:00 - 21:00
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Still excellent despite £2 parking charge.

Fowlmere RSPB Reserve is a haven of tranquillity which I have enjoyed visiting for many years. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Lovely 1.5 mile walk around a unique bit of east English countryside.

This very well kept reserve is fascinating for it's uniqueness. The bird watching hides all have... read more

Reviewed 24 April 2018
Tavistock, United Kingdom
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Mill Road, Fowlmere, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fowlmere RSPB Reserve is a haven of tranquillity which I have enjoyed visiting for many years. It can be a challenge to find birds, but it is one of the few places in the East of England where Turtle Doves still breed. It requires a...More

Thank lynjg
Reviewed 9 June 2018

Beware - it was free and well worth a visit. Have now introduced parking charges for non-members claiming high costs to run the site....which presumably includes a couple of thousand quid to install a payment machine. Still, stock exchange investments only raised three million pound...More

Thank rory538
Reviewed 24 April 2018

This very well kept reserve is fascinating for it's uniqueness. The bird watching hides all have fantastic vistas and are very well located. The water here is sooooo clear due to the naturally occurring springs all over the reserve. lots of interesting sightings. If the...More

Thank Slakdaddy
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Natural chalk springs well up here so even in the coldest weather some water is still flowing at Fowlmere. The clear waters also mean that it is easy to spot fish and even crayfish in the chalk streams. Well located hides - including one raised...More

1  Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Ideal for a short visit but not the biggest of reserves. Good for a short walk but check on the best times to visit if you are interested in the birds as when we visited in December we saw virtually none. Free parking and open...More

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is a fantastic reserve that is open all the time. Parking is free. There is a circular walk and 3 hides on site. I have made around 50 visits this year looking for kingfishers and barn owls. I see the barn owl in the...More

2  Thank Badmoneydies
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I visited here with a friend who is an avid bird spotter and occasionally used his binoculars, but it was obviously a slow afternoon as far a spotting birds was concerned. However, this doesn't put me off visiting again, even though I know little about...More

Thank Geoff L
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Lovely location, quiet, peaceful and relaxing with a slow circular walk around the nature reserve. Ours was a lot longer in distance in that almost towards the end of our circular route we came across two swans preening themselves on the narrow footpath close to...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Fowlmere nature reserve is set in the woodlands with water areas covered with reeds. It is perfect for a circular walk of about 2 miles with a couple of hideouts to go bird watching Great day out all year around

1  Thank PduFou
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Excellent tranquil walk round this well kept reserve, if you are lucky you may see a kingfisher! All the volunteer work teams on site were friendly and helpful.

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