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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
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
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!
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.
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
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
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