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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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Beautiful place

If you are interested in wildlife then this is a wonderul place to visit, the day we went was sunny... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
karen04
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Amazing place!

Made a point of calling, to confirm recommendations. So glad that we did!! It’s such a tranquil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter S
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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures - from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest residents, the red...more
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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+44 1524 701601
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in wildlife then this is a wonderul place to visit, the day we went was sunny and warm which made it better of course lots of walks and trails and the hises were super to watch the birds etc, you can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made a point of calling, to confirm recommendations. So glad that we did!! It’s such a tranquil place (although the faint gunshots from the nearby paint-ball place, does break the silence, slightly). But even n late summer, the bird-song is beautiful (believe that early spring...More

Thank Peter S
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Peter, Thank you for visiting and posting your review on TripAdvisor. Leighton Moss really is a magical site; even on a busy day it is a relaxing and peaceful place to explore. The robins here are very tame and are always a hit with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place , lots to see and helpful staff, lots for children, saw deer and otters and lots of birds, cafe , toilet , shop , would highly recommendMore

Thank 40lulu
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi - thanks for your kind comments. It's a real treat for us to hear such positive words - we do try to ensure that our visitors have as good a day out as possible and it's even better when the wildlife helps out by...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I first visited Leighton Moss in February this year and have already returned several times. Each time I have been, I have seen different wildlife and been greeted by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers who are more than happy to give up their time to help...More

Thank Rachel L
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking time to leave your comments here RachL. I love the fact that each visit can be so different - I work here and no two days are the same! As we head into autumn you will see yet more...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on our way back home from the lakes. Lovely place to visit as it it is quiet and the paths are well maintained with informative staff and information. Ok you need to like birds but it is great just to go to the...More

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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ralph, thank you very much for leaving your comments. Were always happy to hear that our visitors have enjoyed their time at RSPB Leighton Moss. We do manage the site with specific birds in mind but this also benefits lots of other wildlife including...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a member of staff who asked us not to step on the froglets/toadlets. They had emerged due to the damp weather. It was tricky! They were everywhere and so tiny. Great fun avoiding them or waiting until they had crossed our...More

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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for posting your review Pickle085! It's been an extraordinary year for these little amphibians - every time the temperature drops or there is a little rain, out they come in their thousands! It does make a visit to Leighton Moss great fun, as long...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a great afternoon here walking the well kept paths amongst the reed beds. The hides are large and offer excellent views over the wetlands. The whole area is very well looked after and well worth a visitMore

Thank Paul W
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Cheers Paul - thanks for your comments! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Leighton Moss - the reed beds really are an amazing place to wander through and to get a sense of what a great wetland feels like! Thankfully the...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Greeted by a male marsh harrier patrolling the reed beds.open area full of duck and geese martins and swallows over head male perigrene hunting over the saltmarsMore

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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Glad to hear you had such an enjoyable visit - I totally agree with you that Leighton Moss is a wonderful site all year round. As the seasons change, so does the wildlife and the landscape. I hope you'll be back again soon! Jon Carter,...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Fantastic place to visit and can easily be done in a day. Lots to see with a chance of Otter, Red Deer and Bittern, although the Bittern has always eluded us. A number of hides spread in two directions along linear paths and then another...More

Thank Julie P
RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hello Julie Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to Leighton Moss (though I'm sorry the bittern didn't play ball for you!) The deer and otters have been showing very regularly, delighting many visitors - and of course the regular ospreys and nesting marsh...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

A lovely day out - as other reviewers have said, beautiful place, thoughtfully planned and laid out, great cafe, helpful friendly volunteers and staff. Another good feature for us was the proximity of the railway station (just round the corner) only a 35/40 minute train...More

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RSPBLeighton M, Visitor Experience Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your kind comments! We do try to encourage as many people as possible to come by public transport - not only does it ensure our car park doesn't get full but it also reflects RSPB policy of encouraging the use of greener,...More

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Chisi76
13 August 2018|
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Response from Rachel L | Reviewed this property |
There is a path that dogs can be walked along, but not near the red beds. You can't access a lot of the site with a dog.
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Pete A
1 March 2018|
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Response from chrishansford | Reviewed this property |
Leighton moss is quite large, from the visitor centre to the lower hide is just about a mile, and from the centre the other way is something like 3/4 of a mile, I am in my 60's and find it no problem to go from one end to... More
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voodoosue
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Response from Martyn K | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you aren't an rspb member. Also, if you use public transport it's free. Donations are work come though.
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