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RSPB Fowlmere Nature Reserve

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Well laid out and looked after reserve

I always enjoy going around this reserve. Even if I didn't see many birds today the scenery and... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Superb reserve

Very early in the morning was a superb time to see water voles,stoats -and trout !beautiful walk in... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Moira M
Steyning, United Kingdom
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“reed beds”(4 reviews)
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Mill Road, Fowlmere, England
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

I always enjoy going around this reserve. Even if I didn't see many birds today the scenery and countryside is lovely. As an RSPB member parking is free. Most of the work on these reserves is performed by unpaid volunteers and our membership pays for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank borochris9
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Came here one Sunday morning...was surprised to see a parking meter. We never had change but saw that the meter accepted card....we stood at the machine for about 10 minutes trying to get it to accept the card but to no avail. Ended up going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Very early in the morning was a superb time to see water voles,stoats -and trout !beautiful walk in shade and hot sun - delightful !!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Moira M
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: February 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Geoff L
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