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Discover the breathtaking scenery and wildlife that's typical of this region. Stroll along the nature trails and use the viewing hides to explore at your own pace. Spring is particularly magical, when the wet meadows fill with lapwings and skylarks...more
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We were lucky enough to stay at Shelduck Cottage on the reserve - we had some fabulous walks to the beach and ok there weren’t much birds about but it is summer. We saw yellowhammers, sparrows, great tits, chaffinches and greenfinches every day on the...More
We visited the Reserve during our short breakaway,
It was really worth the visit, plenty of little birds in the hedgerows , June wasn't the best time to see much activity from the hides, but as it was a warm day we were able to...More
We came on a warm day to have a short stroll and ended up walking some 3 miles. You can just wander allong the sand looking for shells on the day we went we found some washed up jelly fish.
There is plenty of parking...More
This reserve is absolutely lovely and a beautiful place to walk. The beach you walk on is amazing. Great countryside and wildlife. Really good advisor too within the reception...very knowledgeable and helpful.
It possibly helped that we were there on a glorious day weatherwise, but this place was fantastic. We arrived at around 9:30 on a Sunday morning and were the only ones there - the visitor centre doesn't open 'til 10 so we set off on...More
RSPB Mersehead great day out variety of birds excellent ,walks around reserve great ,hides overlooking the lakes clean and comfortable
The staff at the site very knowledgeable and keen to help, small cafe on site serving hot drinks, and will be returning
If you're into birding and have plenty of warm clothes and strong footwear a winter visit is glorious. We saw a fine starling murmeration, geese galore plus a huge flock of rooks coming in to roost at dusk.
For those who prefer to watch in...More
If you are interested in wildlife then this is a good place to visit.
A decent sized walk taking in a couple of hides and the beach as well as a conservatory area at the visitor centre where you can relax and see birds feeding....More
Been twice but not at the best times of year so not much to see apart from some twite, a yellowhammer and loads of crows. First time, got a great welcome and a short introduction to the site. However we went back there this week...More
Called in twice while in the area, not much about when we were there but what a fab place, the staff were very friendly and helpful. I think in a couple of weeks it will be busy with wildlife, will go again next time I'm...More
Response from Mersehead_Reserve | Property representative |
Hi Glenda J,
There are two walking trails on the reserve. Both begin at the reserve's visitor centre, across from the main car park. The Coastal Trail is 2.5 mile circular route, which takes around 90 minutes to complete... More
Hi Glenda J,
There are two walking trails on the reserve. Both begin at the reserve's visitor centre, across from the main car park. The Coastal Trail is 2.5 mile circular route, which takes around 90 minutes to complete. Part of this route (1 km/0.6 mile) is along the sandy shoreline, with the rest of the route being flat and reasonably firm underfoot. The Wetland Trail is slightly shorter, with paths leading to two viewing hides. It follows a route along the main farm road/track, with paths at various points leading to the hides. The furthest hide is 1 mile from the visitor centre. This trail is a linear route.
There are 2 trails, the wetland trail is 2 miles with 2 hides and the coastal trail which is 2.5 miles and includes the shoreline. Full information and a map are available at the visitor centre near the car park. Hot drinks... More
There are 2 trails, the wetland trail is 2 miles with 2 hides and the coastal trail which is 2.5 miles and includes the shoreline. Full information and a map are available at the visitor centre near the car park. Hot drinks and snacks are on sale in the visitor centre and a toilet.