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RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve

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Mainsgate St, Millom, England
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trailblazingly good

an absolute gem think it most of been a converted iron ore mine it is now a wildlife haven... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David M
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Peaceful and relaxed

For starters this is a great venue on a budget as parking is free and it is open all year. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pyroteknic
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Millom, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“sea wall” (6 reviews)
“lovely walk” (9 reviews)
“bird watching” (3 reviews)
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Mainsgate St, Millom, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

an absolute gem think it most of been a converted iron ore mine it is now a wildlife haven attracting birds such as teens sandwarblers and great crested grebes it is also home to some disused windmills which may be a bit dilapidated but add...More

1  Thank David M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For starters this is a great venue on a budget as parking is free and it is open all year. There are footpaths which take you to the sea wall which holds back the water in the large lagoon. A walk from the RSPB car...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was my second visit,my first was a little disappointing but it was up for with visit.The birds were amazing.You could hear the terns before you saw them.There were hundreds,sandwich,little and common terns.Many of them had chicks.There wereother birds as well.It is an out of...More

1  Thank Maureen G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't be put off by the surroundings there are lots of interesting birds to see best from the hide. This is a birders delight. The warden was there when we visited he was very helpful but he is not there all the time

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Walked around the nature reserve after a long walk up black coomb mountain..its very beautiful with loads of swans on the lake..its around Haverigg beach/ campsite that was also lovely.. there are remains of a castle thats nice to see and lots of wildlife. we...More

1  Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant area to stroll around lots of well kept paths and information boards some with audio descriptions of the area, wildlife & plants. Whatever you do don't forget you binoculars the lagoon area supports lots of birds as well as the surrounding area & beach....More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

It was a nice warm day walked along to the hide to see the terms who are nesting lots of different birds on the lagoon

Thank Carolian55
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

We live 20 minutes away from Hodbarrow but have never visited it. However last Sunday afternoon was beautiful and we decided to pay the place a visit. Fantastic: the bird life is amazing and the views up onto the mountains were wonderful. Unfortunately we hadn't...More

2  Thank Sylvia C
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyable walking round the lake with gorgeous backdrop of the mountains. Viewing hide for the ornithologist amongst you but also lovely just to get fresh air and exercise.

Thank reveclipse
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Hodbarrow is a marvel. A true hidden gem. Little egrets, redshank, great black backed gulls, waders, grebes - just full of wonderful nature in a picturesque and calm setting. Once you’ve been, you will have no choice but to return.

Thank Matt J
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G3375TCwendyd
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Response from Lissa98 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the nature reserve, we saw other people who parked their car near the hide, so you can get closer to the hide without having to walk the whole path.
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