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RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve

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The Lodge Potton Road, Sandy SG19 2DL, England
+44 1767 693333
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Great Bird Watching

Nice varied terrain, heathland woodland, gardens and quarries. Good walking with added bonus of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
eigbob
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Good for walks

Not a "traditional" reserve in my opinion, however there were some nice walks and a hide. Off the... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
emuslushy
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London, United Kingdom
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Located on Bedfordshire's Greensand Ridge, RSPB The Lodge nature reserve and gardens has over 5 miles of trails, leading through tranquil woodland,an historic Iron Age hillfort,heathland and formal gardens. A hide looks over small pools where birds and other wildlife come to feed.The RSPB shop sells gifts,optics and bird food, and you can enjoy a freash sandwich or salad from the chiller, or a well deserved ice cream or hot drink after your walk.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird watching” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Lodge Potton Road, Sandy SG19 2DL, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice varied terrain, heathland woodland, gardens and quarries. Good walking with added bonus of good birds.

Thank eigbob
Mark B, other at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review.

Reviewed 17 November 2017

Not a "traditional" reserve in my opinion, however there were some nice walks and a hide. Off the main path and it is very peaceful. Well worth a visit if you would like a quiet day out in nature, but maybe not for "purists" with...More

Thank emuslushy
Mark B, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2017

Thank you very much or your review. Just to clarify for everyone, the actual extension car park stays open at the same times as the main car park, but when we are very busy we open the gate into the field to relieve the pressure...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

The is the RSPB HQ and admin centre not a reserve. They are some nice walks and views, helpful staff and a nice shop and cafe. However its not your regular RSPB site, only has one hide and a lot of people, so not conducive...More

Thank CRose8
Mark B, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. The reserve here is of heathland and woodland and there are 5 miles of trails, with the RSPB headquarters located along the drive. You do sometimes have to work harder to see the birds as...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Fantastic day out. Great sightings of the hobbies, red kite and buzzards, even a brief kingfisher at the meadow hide pond! Yes you need to look for the birds and not expect them to come to you but as a consequence you see and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Unless you're a dedicated bird watcher probably not for you. We see more birds in our garden than we did at Sandy - we found a tree with one woodpecker which we could hear but not see - again we can see those at home....More

Thank w0tcha
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Located on the Greensand ridge in beautiful countryside. Looks of dedicated tracks and paths. Plenty to see. The hobbies nesting in summer. The knatterjack toad ponds. The hide where a variety of birds and wild life can be seen. Great for a leisurely afternoon stroll...More

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Relaxing and beautiful place. Not commercialised at all. Lovely walks. Good place for children to have a place to run around and enjoy as well as learning something.

Thank atina787
Mark B, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review and it's great to hear that you and the children enjoyed the reserve. Come again soon! Mark B

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Gorgeous place with really helpful volunteers. Fabulous coffee and sandwiches which we ate on the lawn in the sunshine.

Thank liz T
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Living relatively locally to this reserve its the one we have visited the most, and whilst not having the big draw attractions of some other sites there is always something to see. The site is well maintained and is user friendly including some walks you...More

Thank Barry S
Mark B, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2017

Hi Barry, Thank you very much for your review, it so nice to hear that you enjoy your visits to The Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you again soon, Mark and The Lodge team...

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This destination is simply wonderful. Lovely walks, a fantastic gift shop, and beautiful gardens. The large fishponds are teaming with fish.More

Thank Justin L
Mark B, Vistor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Hi Justin, Thanks for your kind review and great to hear that you enjoyed the reserve so much- including the fish - in what was once the old swimming pool of the estate and is now a wildlife pond. Hope to see you again soon,...More

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£5.00 per car , free to RSPB members.
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