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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

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Address: Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss. This...

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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Great variety of habitats and species. A must for nature lovers. A fantastic day out with a wonderful cafe to enjoy refreshments.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Anne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great variety of habitats and species. A must for nature lovers. A fantastic day out with a wonderful cafe to enjoy refreshments.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favourite RSPB sites, lots to see and great staff always willing to answer questions and point out birds that you may have missed. It was rather wet when we went but the daily soup in the cafe was piping hot and very reasonably priced and warmed the cockles very quickly!!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reserve is diverse and has many interesting avian visitors. You don't have to be an expert 'twitcher' and it is very child friendly. Take a picnic or sample the home made food in the visitors centre. Many of the paths are suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs, well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Leighton Moss many times over the years and it just gets better and better. This is THE place for waterfowl in the northwest. The hides are spacious and modern with large identification guides for the novice. Even the birds look happy.

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2 Thank Karen P
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Karen! Thanks for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear you have had such a great time at the reserve over the years. The reserve is indeed great for waterfowl. Each winter we get large flocks of ducks such as pintails, shovelers, gadwalls, teals and pochards across all of our pools in very good numbers. It is a... More 

Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Leighton. A place you could spend hours, just watching and taking in what nature has to offer.

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there! Thankyou for your kind review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to the reserve, it is indeed a beautiful place to spend some time. The reserve is great at the moment for warblers arriving back from their wintering grounds in Africa and many of our birds are starting to perform their courtship rituals,... More 

Lancaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reserve has lots of different walks to the variety of hides and is friendly for all ages. The new sky tower offers a panoramic view over the reserve out towards Morecambe Bay. Volunteers are friendly and informative - a wonderful place for wildlife and all the humans who want to see it! The cafe is really good too!

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, Thankyou for your kind review. We do indeed have a number of hides and walks on the reserve. We have five hides within our reedbed, including the Skytower which was funded by the Lottery Project. They give great views of our reedbed specialists such as water rails, bitters, marsh harriers, bearded tits and warblers during the summer. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay, so the bearded tits still elude us - but our fault for visiting at the wrong time of year! Started with a quick breakfast at the cafe - CAKE! The cornerstone of every nutritious breakfast :-) And excellent it was too, salted caramel cake. Then a walk around three hides (Lilian's hide, then Causeway hide, finally went over to... More 

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there! Thankyou for your lovely review. I am sorry to hear that the bearded tits eluded you. They do live in our reedbed all year round, but are definitely easier to spot at certain times of the year. On calm, cold, clear days in October they frequent our grit trays, which we provide to help them digest the reed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been coming here for several years now and always love it, especially when the reserve is quiet on weekdays. We particularly like the new tower observatory. We've seen Bittern several times, which is always a highlight, and were pleased to see the elusive Water Rail this time. Bird numbers and species obviously vary with the seasons but there is... More 

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your kind review. I am pleased to hear that you have been enjoying our special reserve for a number of years. The Skytower, funded by the Lottery Project, has been a great addition to the reserve as you say, giving great views across the reedbed and down to Morecambe Bay itself. I am pleased you liked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We traveled from Scotland and were not disappointed. Even in February with a cold wind blowing we saw over 20 species of bird, including 9 new to us and the elusive bittern. The staff were friendly, the food in the cafe was good and it was very well organised. I would recommend coming with bird food as there and lots... More 

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks for your lovely review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the reserve, especially as you traveled from so far away. It’s brilliant that you managed to spot so many birds, including the bittern. The reserve is a great place to see large flocks of waders, finches and indeed more elusive species such... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Mark, works in a shop near our home and his infectious enthusiasm for his voluntary RSPB work persuaded us to pay a visit to Leighton Moss when we recently took a short break in Silverdale. We arranged to meet him at the visitor centre at lunch time and then spent the whole afternoon on an incredibly informed, entertaining and absorbing... More 

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RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this review

Hi there! Thankyou for your kind review. Mark is a highly valued member of the Leighton Moss team and his enthusiasm and knowledge for Leighton Moss wildlife is indeed infectious. I am pleased to hear that you had some great wildlife encounters whilst at the reserve, sparrowhawks are such impressive birds. Our Skytower, an addition to the reserve back last... More 

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