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Rye Meads Nature Reserve

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Rye meads

lovely place for a walk and photography.my favorite is the kingfisher hide.ive also had some great... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susan g
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London, United Kingdom
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OK FOR BIRDING

Interesting nature reserve Hides are small and can get crowded Easy to wander around Decent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davethedrill
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This wetland nature reserve has something to offer everyone and will appeal to families, walkers, birdwatchers and photographers alike. With 8 hides and 3 large lagoons the reserve plays host to a variety of species such as Tufted duck, Common tern...more
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Rye Meads Nature Reserve Rye Road | Stanstead Abbotts, Ware SG12 8JS, England
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+44 1992 708383
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

lovely place for a walk and photography.my favorite is the kingfisher hide.ive also had some great kestrel shots here

Thank susan g
RyeMeads, General Manager at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for coming!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting nature reserve Hides are small and can get crowded Easy to wander around Decent variety of birds on offer Will return

1  Thank davethedrill
RyeMeads, General Manager at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A real gem for a walk with interest. Very easy terrain with ramps to accommodate wheelchairs and buggies. Light snacks available or plenty of picnic space. Always a variety of wildlife but the kingfishers are the stars. Have never been disappointed. Staff are friendly and...More

Thank Jane L
RyeMeads, General Manager at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jane!

Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Rye Mead nature reserve is a bargain place to visit. Just £4 for a car of people. The staff there are very pleasant and helpful. Leave plenty of time for a visit if you want to make the most of it and binoculars would be...More

Thank Donna G
RyeMeads, Manager at Rye Meads Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

We're so glad you have a good time and we hope to see you back at the reserve soon!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

I love this place and have visited regularly for over five years. The area is well kept, with well attended boardwalks and neat hides. There is almost always someone else around and I've never felt alone or vulnerable, and they usually share their birding insight.

Thank IrishMimi
Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Just a beautiful place to spend a few hours with a pair of binoculars and your wellies. Our five year loved following the simple map to find all the bird hides. We spotted lots of birds such as a perigrine falcon, blue tits, pheasant and...More

Thank Tulah77
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Rye Meads Nature Reserve is located about half a mile east of Hoddesdon, and is managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). The reserve covers nearly 150 acres, and is mostly lakes and reedbeds. There is a good car-park, and a...More

Thank aramis
Reviewed 8 January 2018

With very easy access it is only a short walk from Ware along the tow path. At the Nature Reserve you can sit for hours in the summer watching the birds come and go. We were hoping to see a Bittern, which we didn't, but...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 23 December 2017

great location a wee walk from town along the river, easy access to most parts of the reserve, abundant wildlife, brilliant for photography.

Thank Stevie_Sparshott
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Didn't know about this one, came across it by accident very nice afternoon spent. Amenieties, walk around reserve.

Thank Gabrielle S
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