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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve

#1 of 6 things to do in Silverdale Features Animals
Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
+44 1524 701601
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It was for the first time I saw Bearded Tits - go there and you will find out them :-). Easy to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Ivo H
Excellent visit

We were greeted by a young lady who went through the site with us on an electronic map, which was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Benjamin L
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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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Myers Farm Storrs Lane, Silverdale LA5 0SW, England
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+44 1524 701601
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Reviewed yesterday

It was for the first time I saw Bearded Tits - go there and you will find out them :-). Easy to reach everything by walking - if you want to look as the expert, bring with you the best telescope you have. Nice place...More

1  Thank Ivo H
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for your comments! Bearded tits are very special birds here at Leighton Moss and I'm delighted that you managed to see them. They can be extremely elusive but with patience and luck they can be seen well, particularly near Causeway Hide. Jon Carter Visitor...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a young lady who went through the site with us on an electronic map, which was very helpful. We were also given a paper map. The whole site is huge, but very enjoyable. We didn't manage to see the bearded tits...More

1  Thank Benjamin L
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for taking time to post a comment Benjamin. I'm really glad that you found the welcome so helpful - we do strive to ensure that our visitors are made to feel at home at Leighton Moss! While bearded tits can be seen on the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For any wildlife lover visiting Silverdale and the surrounding area a trip to Leighton Moss is a must! The visitors Centre at the entrance is both fascinating and educational along with the cafe which serves delicious food if a little pricey, but it is for...More

3  Thank Baggy1972
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment about your recent visit. The marsh harriers are amazing aren't they, as are the bearded tits. Bitterns can be very difficult to see here in late spring and summer. The best time to visit...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few days visiting Leighton Moss and as always had a great time. The weather was warm and sunny making the walk between hides a pleasure. We saw lots of special birds, osprey, marsh harrier, avocet, gargany, egrets and many more. The cafe...More

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

Thank you for telling us about your recent visit. Great to hear you saw lots of wildlife and were treated to fantastic weather. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is fantastic! we came across it by mistake. I wish i lived closer as i would visit every week! you can spend all day there. i will definitely visit againMore

Thank Warringtonian63
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know about the fantastic time you had on your recent visit. There are over 200 RSPB reserves around the country so be sure to look for other special places full of wildlife near you. Come back and see us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having little detailed knowledge of birds, we wanted to experience birdsong with guidance from an expert - and this visit completely fulfilled our expectation. The guides had an amazing knowledge of every aspect of birds and wildlife around the habitat and pointed out so many...More

Thank wendywoo99
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for visiting us and attending one of our recent events. Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit and really absorbed the atmosphere of the reserve. There are over 200 RSPB reserves around the country so be sure to look for other...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a regular visitor to the reserve. Love it! i have seen birds such as Bearded Tits, Marsh Harriers, many verities of waders and lots of other birds. Also on my recent trip I saw deer and otters. The cafe and shop are great...More

1  Thank sallylatham1958
RSPBLeighton M, Manager at RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment about your recent visit. Mammals on the reserve include roe deer, red deer, bank voles, stoats and the occasional fox. Look out for different wildlife in the changing seasons. Great to hear you regularly...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful nature reserve with something for everyone. Amazed at the input as it was so well thought out and maintained. Easy access for wheelchairs and buggies - restaurant upstairs but staff always able to offer help! Lovely food and cakes! Wish we lived nearer. Went...More

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

Thank you for telling us about your recent visit. Cakes and otters. Seems like an ideal combination to me. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always nice to call in here - not much around for us this time, but never mind we will return ! Staff very friendly and helpful. Visitor Centre has all sorts of birdie things from optics, bird food, books, cards gift ideas etc. Excellent café...More

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

Thank you for visiting us and leaving a comment about your experince. Wildlife is unpredictable and with so many young birds around it can seem quiet at this time of year, often because adults are keeping a low profile. We hope you have better luck...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Spent couple of hours here as passing, 3 good hides to visit close to lodge plus others a walk away plus a tall viewing platform. The terrine is either marsh or salt water estuary and we had excellent views of bl-t godwits, l egrets, but...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a comment about your recent visit. Be sure to visit the causeway hide to look for our marsh harriers. They are very active at the moment feeding young so you shouldn't miss them! Volunteer guides are...More

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lucascarrasco
Can we visit with dogs?
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
Do you have to book a time?
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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ozzyroundhay
Is it an organised walk around or go as you please,or are there guided tours?
5 March 2017|
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Response from HaloNorthwest | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it's a late answer, no it isn't an organised walk but I think are are guided tours on certain days. You can spend as little or as long as you like there and the staff are really helpful. My favourite reserve at the... More
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