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Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve

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Kingfisher yes, Cranes no

Spent a hot but very enjoyable walk exploring this reserve. Greeted by the sight of a kingfisher on... read more

Reviewed July 12, 2018
Lynn P
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Lovely Reserve

Visited yesterday, pleasant reserve with several different routes. This was my first visit and will... read more

Reviewed June 16, 2018
pendred9
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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All reviews bird watching lovely reserve bird life fantastic place to spend very helpful staff marsh harrier coffee machine non members bearded tits cuckoo kingfisher reed crane paths fen wildlife sightings
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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Spent a hot but very enjoyable walk exploring this reserve. Greeted by the sight of a kingfisher on a post in the visitor centre, and saw it fly away. Looked in vain for the cranes and the booming bitterns.More

Thank Lynn P
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2018

Dear Lynn P, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We are sorry to hear that you dodn't see the cranes. Although the cranes are usually visible at this time of year, the young...More

Reviewed June 16, 2018

Visited yesterday, pleasant reserve with several different routes. This was my first visit and will definitely return, helpful and friendly staff gave me useful pointers. Met several friendly people, was there for about 3 hours. Plenty of parking space and very near Lakenheath Rail station...More

Thank pendred9
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Dear pendred9, Thanks fpr your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

My friend and I visited the RSPB Lakenheath Fen reserve yesterday. The weather was brilliant as we saw lots of birds as we walked around the 5 miles of perimeter walk. We didn’t see some of the main birds that are residents, but saw others...More

Thank GraemeAndrews
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2018

Dear Graeme A, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We look forward to seeing you again on the reserve soon! Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed April 24, 2018

I usually stop here on trips to Norfolk. There is plenty of parking and a picnic area. The visitor centre is welcoming. The toilets are clean. It is a fair walk to see the birds but you may be lucky to see bearded tits, bitterns...More

Thank 30Verdemar
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

Dear 30Verdemar, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed April 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our visit. Tranquil place with wide skies, acres of wafting reedbeds and a small selection of high quality birds. We saw a water rail, bittern, marsh harriers, red kite, hen harrier and buzzard, plus a stoat. We received a very friendly welcome...More

Thank Annabel075
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2018

Dear Annabel075, Thank you very much for your e-mail. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We have a limited catering offer at present as we do not have sufficiently high visit numbers over the course of the year...More

Reviewed April 9, 2018

We saw so many different species of birds when we visited here. The staff in the visitor centre are very helpful and friendly, if you are looking to spot something in particular. We saw our very first Bittern here, it was in touching distance. We...More

Thank shelleypointer
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear shelleypointer, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserrve again soon. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed April 2, 2018

What a treasure! This amazing reserve was converted by the RSPB from fields previously used to grow carrots and then converted to waterways, lakes, woodlands and pathways - which granted - were a bit muddy yesterday - so boots advised. Marsh Harrier, Kestrels, Reed Buntings,...More

Thank Claire H
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018

Dear Claire H, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. Although not all parts of the reserve are accessible to all, we are currently working to improve the accessibility on the reserve. We hope to...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018

Visited today, March 26th, in lovely sunshine - our first time here. We spent three glorious hours walking the paths amongst beautiful woods, extensive wetlands, and a magnificent walk alongside the Little River Ouse. The lookout points all had things to offer, and in between...More

Thank GetawayAddict
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Dear GetawayAddict, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon! Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed February 11, 2018

RSPB Lakenheath fen is a fantastic reserve to visit in any season, Today it was windy, cold, hail and rain but there was still so much to see, We managed 4 Common Cranes, A bittern, Whooper and Bewick Swans, Marsh Harriers plus lots of commoner...More

Thank Danreds18
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2018

Dear Danreds18, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve and that you saw so much! We hope to see you on the reserve again soon! David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed January 28, 2018

This is a wonderful nature reserve . Yes it can be a bit muddy , yes it does take some walking from one end to the other but its well worth it . Iv visited many times before at all times of the year but...More

Thank cliff d
Emma C, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2018

Hello cliff d, Thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. It sounds like you had a great visit! We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. Regards, David White...More

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suzy5527
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Response from Claire H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The car park is free, the reserve is 3 UK pounds for adults, 1.50 for 5 to 17 year olds and Students 2. If visiting the Visitor centre only, that's free. They have a website for further information.
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