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RSPB Ken-Dee Marshes Reserve

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Nice walking area

Nice place to go for a walk and try to spot some wildlife. They have a couple of hides you can sit... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
SaraLovesTravel
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Livingston, United Kingdom
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Loved it

Really gave it a 4 due to solitude & Great Spotted Woodpecker. Given the time of year too early for... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

Free to visit, we are all members in any case and there is a small car park at the start of the gentle walk. Viewing platform(Goose) that provides wonderful scenic views over Loch Ken and the River Dee and where red kites were soaring over...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Nice place to go for a walk and try to spot some wildlife. They have a couple of hides you can sit in and watch for wildlife. We tried to look for red squirrels, but sadly didn’t come across any. We saw a hatch and...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Really gave it a 4 due to solitude & Great Spotted Woodpecker. Given the time of year too early for the Geese & Swans and nil at anything other than the first Hide. Still we saw the Woodpecker, Common Teal and a myriad of small...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Very easy walking but you do have to retrace your steps back to the car park. Plenty of small birds in the summer. Bird feeders near the hides add to the ease of spotting.

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 21 November 2017

A great place to get close to many geese and ducks in particular. A very pleasant winter walk in a great open area. Helpful RSPB staff member.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

There are two hides here and a viewing platform for visiting geese in winter. Summer has the woods full of small birds and winter has wildfowl including Greenland race of White-fronted Goose.

Thank mfuwe
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the reserve in June. It is mainly two hides situated down one long path. It is a pleasant walk through the woods to each hide, though there was not a lot going on out on the water other than an awful...More

Thank 2wreckless
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We stopped off here on our way to B&B. We had a lovely walk around the reserve (the tide was out so no sea birds to see). The hides were disappointing, but there was plenty of bird life outside the hides. We heard cuckoo, saw...More

Thank cbcatd
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Be prepared for a walk to the hides!! To the furthest one it is about 1.75miles (so 3.5miles round trip. The walk is very pleasant and you may be lucky (as we were to see red kite flying overhead whilst going to and from the...More

Thank davenottinghamGB
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We have just visited this area of Scotland recently. We parked in the car park having just seen a Red Squirrel close by and immediately saw Red Kites. The target birds , Greenland White fronted geese, were in abundance by the waters. A walk down...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Off the beaten track small RSPB site (parking for (say) 6? Cars). Called in on a whim as I was traveling through Dumfries. Really enjoyed it. Easy track to walk down, 2 smallish hides, some rarities to be seen. Very easy all in all.

Thank Fargo2016
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