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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
+44 1524 701601
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Excellent place to visit

As a nature reserve this is a really good place to visit. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
shark939
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Luton, United Kingdom
Deer herd

We visited recently in the hope of seeing bearded tits. We didn't arrive until after midday so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Marie-Claire B
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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 deer. There's plenty to do at Leighton Moss - explore nature trails, take a stroll around our sensory garden, treat yourself in our gift shop and enjoy a home-made meal in our award-winning cafe.
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“red deer” (23 reviews)
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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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+44 1524 701601
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a nature reserve this is a really good place to visit. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff directed us onto the trails. Really good hides and view points. Lucky to see the otters and stags hidden amongst the reeds. Very active with birds, dragonflies and...More

Thank shark939
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited recently in the hope of seeing bearded tits. We didn't arrive until after midday so sadly didn't see them (need to be there 9-11am for best chance). The reserve is beautiful and really well maintained, volunteers are really knowledgeable and we found our...More

Thank Marie-Claire B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit, I saw a pair of otters which one came very close. Numerous birds to many to remember, be prepared to walk a lot as this is a vast nature reserve.More

Thank Alan S
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comment Alan. I'm glad that you enjoyed your recent visit - the otters always make my day too! The great thing about Leighton Moss is that you can spend as little or as much time here as you like, and still get...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Leighton Moss for years, since I lived in Lytham. It has a wide variety of birds in residence all year and many others come seasonally. There are bitterns, but I have never seen one. There are 7 hides in the...More

Thank David D
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for writing a great overview covering some of your personal highlights about the reserve. A visit to Leighton Moss offers something for everyone. Great to hear you are making the most of one of the loveliest areas in the NW of England....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a short first visit to the reserve last week & found it very interesting. We will certainly spend more time there at our next visit.

Thank Bluebell211
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, Thanks for visiting. Great to hear you enjoyed your short, if fleeting visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Jon Carter, Visitor Experience Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well-organised, well-staffed, and lots of information on display. The walks are easy and not far, and the hides very new and decent, with ample windows and seating. The woodland feeding station is brilliant. Along with all the usual tits (and a marsh tit)and finches (including...More

Thank GreyFamily
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience of the reserve and telling us about your encounters with the wildlife that calls Leighton Moss home. Autumn is the best time to look for bearded tits. They are most active along the Causeway. During October we host...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I regularly cycle over here from Grange over Sands. Not only a very pleasant ride but if you cycle you receive discount in the cafe. A nice bonus. The food is basic but of good quality and the staff are so friendly and helpful. One...More

Thank David H
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David, Thank you for stopping by and visiting our warm and friendly cafe as part of an enjoyable cycle ride. Our cafe is very popular with cyclists visiting to fuel up with a hot meal. If you have forgotten a bike lock please ask...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this place again yesterday and we were lucky enough to have good weather, though it doesn't really matter! The place is magical, the peace and quiet, the beauty of the countryside and then the added bonus of fabulous wildlife. We've seen all sorts of...More

Thank Val T
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Val, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit and your kind words. Wonderful to hear you are making the most of this fantastic place and its fabulous wildlife. Starling numbers are already starting to build as the season progresses...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A visit with my son to hopefully see Otters and we weren't disappointed, a lovely day and wonderful experience watching wild Otters. The facilities are excellent and the food in the Cafe also very good. I can't really think of a criticism, good job all...More

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi - and thank you for leaving your review. I'm really pleased that you saw otters on your visit - I don't think there's a better place in England to see wild otters than Leighton Moss! Glad that you enjoyed your day and had such...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I visit here a few times per year and it doesn't seem as good as it was. The staff are friendly and helpful, the hides and amenities are fine, I can't put my finger on the issue that I have. I shall return in the...More

Thank Martyn K
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Martyn I'm not really sure what to say! I'm delighted that you found the staff and volunteers friendly and that the facilities were all to your liking. I wonder if you've had such an amazing experience every time you've visited us previously that it's...More

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Colin H
15 September 2017|
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Response from Casterthe1st | Reviewed this property |
Leighton Moss is one of the well known starling murmuration spots Colin and there should be a good chance of seeing them sometime between September and November - dependent on when some of the migrant ones from various parts... More
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lucascarrasco
22 May 2017|
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Response from HaloNorthwest | Reviewed this property |
Not in the main part of the reserve - probably best though with nesting birds around :)
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ozzyroundhay
5 March 2017|
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Response from Jackie G | Reviewed this property |
No, you can simply turn up and begin to walk! There are several different hides, which are all well signposted. The volunteers are often around and will offer any help you need. There are also special events at different... More
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