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RSPB Bowling Green Marsh

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Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0BG, England
+44 1392 824614
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Summer walk

We live nearby and visit regularly, especially the garden more than the bird hide and buildings, my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
nicky w
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Topsham, United Kingdom
If you're Birding in Devon, visit here!

Nice hide for viewing if the weather is inclement, but good anyway for viewing Green Shank Whimbrel... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2018
Wellitsmytake
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Bowling Green Marsh is on the east bank of the Exe Estuary, within easy walking distance of Topsham and our shop at Darts Farm. It's the main high tide roost for the north of the estuary and one of the best places to watch birds in south-west England. View large numbers of waterbirds at very close range in winter - black-tailed godwits and wigeons feed close to the hide.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“bird hide” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0BG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We live nearby and visit regularly, especially the garden more than the bird hide and buildings, my 9 year old loves looking in the undergrowth for insects and he's seen mice which he loved, he went into the building once and enjoyed using the binoculars...More

Thank nicky w
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Reviewed April 25, 2018

Nice hide for viewing if the weather is inclement, but good anyway for viewing Green Shank Whimbrel water fowl. Couple of Car parking spaces for disabled right outside. Else it's a short walk down a hill for nearest parking. A short walk further on you...More

Thank Wellitsmytake
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

There is a board with the more common birds to be seen, but all the other people there were more than happy to share their knowledge and point out widgeon, curlew, godwits etc. Great views. Easy access. Fantastic for children.

Thank Rachel H
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

Lovely little tranquil place to see, when out for a walk. Good view of the birds and estuary, and beautiful garden,

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

A fantastic to visit and watch the wild fowl, brilliant for winter visitors, a loo would be a great idea.

Thank JanW52_13
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Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

no advance notice shame as hide new ish no hot drinks (Weekday ) good info boards need map also ascan link up with Darts farm

Thank Helen W
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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Tucked away from Topsham town centre, the RSPB bird hide is a place of peace and calm to look out upon the various birds that flock to Topsham's marsh. At the weekends you can even get a hot drink there and borrow binoculars. Friendly and...More

Thank topshaman
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

Good place to visit in the winter months to see all the different birds arriving. Bird hide also has coffee available sometimes

Thank PamC6005XQ
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Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

Its interesting to visit without actually visiting! Why, how? It can be viewed via a video link and observed from the rspb shop at Darts.

Thank CustomerConsultant
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

There were plenty of birds and birders when we visited in late September. There is a new garden adjacent to the hide. There is some parking on the lane outside, but there is lots of construction traffic in the area as the site opposite is...More

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