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RSPB Bowling Green Marsh

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The winter hide

Particularly good in winter when huge flocks of ducks gather,also at high tide the estuary birds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Malaga, Spain
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Lovely little reserve, varied habitats

Beautiful estuary views plus woodland, fields, reed beds. Large hide with comfortable seating... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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“high tide”(7 reviews)
“bird hide”(7 reviews)
“bowling green”(6 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bowling Green Rd, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0BG, England
+44 1392 824614
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Particularly good in winter when huge flocks of ducks gather,also at high tide the estuary birds come to the fields by the hide.Great info boards on visiting birds.Well laid out and spacious.

Thank peacockrentals
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Beautiful estuary views plus woodland, fields, reed beds. Large hide with comfortable seating & plenty of useful information.

Thank MazyWoodsG
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Went there on the recommendation of an interview in BBC Radio Devon with an RSPB person who said that there was a spoonbill to be seen. 200 - 300 yard walk from the neatest parking, but a well equipped hide with warden, coffee and settees!...More

Thank Felix-Mad-Dog
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We are members of the RSPB and on the spur of the moment decided to go to this. We first parked at Darts Farm and had a good look upstairs in the RSPB shop. Lots of interesting things on blackboards and a maps. We were...More

Thank AnndAndPaul
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Situated down a long narrow lane, only 2 disabled parking spaces nearby, closest parking is road parking a few hundred metres up the lane, new hide, large viewing windows overlooking tidal pools, super views of curlew, black tailed godwits, spoonbill, green sandpiper.

Thank j w
Reviewed August 2, 2018

A delightfully peaceful place, volunteers are very helpful and sometimes coffee is also available. But only one disabled parking space adjacent to entrance

Thank neilowen45
Reviewed July 9, 2018

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
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
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
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,

Thank D F
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