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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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LOVELY SETTING

Lovely setting for walking and birdwatching Not a huge variety of birds around today Still an... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
davethedrill
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hemel
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Good for a walk on a nice day

There a number of different woodland trails but only one hide which is quite unusual. Saw a lot of... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
Adam D
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird watching” (7 reviews)
“sandwiches” (10 reviews)
“car park” (8 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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The Lodge Potton Road, Sandy SG19 2DL, England
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+44 1767 693333
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting for walking and birdwatching Not a huge variety of birds around today Still an enjoyable experience

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

There a number of different woodland trails but only one hide which is quite unusual. Saw a lot of woodland birds and the walks were peaceful. Cafe is just a hot drinks machine so nothing to write home about!More

Thank Adam D
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Mark B, Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Hi Adam, Thanks very much for your review. Glad you enjoyed a peaceful walk on the reserve and hope you can return soon. We don't have an actual cafe, but the shop does sell locally produced sandwiches and snacks and a hot tea and coffee...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful to have a good walk and look for the birds. Elegant gardens with lots to look at. Worth a visit to see if you can spot or hear the local birds.

Thank Janemalc
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Mark B, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thanks you for the lovely review of The Lodge, pleased you enjoyed your walk. Mark

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Reviewed 26 January 2018

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

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Mark B, other at RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thank you for your kind review.

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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£5.00 per car , free to RSPB members.
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