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Swanwick Lakes

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Surprisingly calm given its proximity to the M27, NATS and urban development, Swanwick Lakes Nature... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Lots of varied bird and insect life

Pleasant walks through a mix of woodland, meadows, and around five small lakes.There are a mix of... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
richard s
Locks Heath, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Sopwith Way | Swanwick Lane, Swanwick SO31 7AY, England
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Reviewed April 11, 2018

Surprisingly calm given its proximity to the M27, NATS and urban development, Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve occupies the site of a former brickworks and offers a choice of trails through woodland and around five lakes. Extremely popular with dog walkers but can get very muddy...More

1  Thank Swetrat
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Swanwick lakes nature reserve park is a really scenic area to visit with its picturesque lake and surrounding countryside. There are walking trails to explore that are easy at one or two miles and the one around the lake is best ( 2 miles). Parking...More

1  Thank rayrest
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

As a wildlife reserve this is a place to avoid. It is no more than an overgrown woodland poorly managed, making it impossible to see the birds. I saw no butterflies despite it being a warm and sunny day. The footpaths are not marked making...More

Thank WokingBob
Reviewed July 11, 2017

Pleasant walks through a mix of woodland, meadows, and around five small lakes.There are a mix of firm paths and tracks that become very muddy in wet weather and are often closed for the winter months.There are limited easy access paths but slopes and steps...More

2  Thank richard s
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

A car park next to a little lake and study type centre. Mini trails through woodland, a bit up and downy so someone with mobility issues might take a stick. Attractive scrubby bits for the little animals to live in. Dogs can walk off leads...More

2  Thank Fichops
Reviewed June 2, 2017

We visited Swanwick on a wet bank holiday Monday. It was only a 10 minute drive from where I was staying with a friend. A small car park and several well signposted walks, some on hard paths and others through the woods. It had been...More

1  Thank Changnam
Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

A pretty little nature park, with interesting wildlife, nature trail walks and reasonable...if slightly small...car parking. Well signed trails, with occasional seating. Very popular with dog walkers.

1  Thank BPLegend1948
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful woodlands, wonderful lakes, lots of wildlife from great spotted woodpeckers , deers to drakes.

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Great place to get the kids out in the fresh air and free. We went in the autumn and it looked absolutely stunning on a sunny day.

Thank Sonia J
Reviewed April 6, 2016

fab in the summer, so much to see. can get muddy in the winter though. Lots of walks by the water, ideal for dogs and bird watching. very peaceful and quiet

1  Thank suewright18
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Angela R
May 9, 2017|
Response from BPLegend1948 | Reviewed this property |
If you mean walking in the nature reserve, then yes and they are allowed to run free if under good control. If you mean swimming in the lakes, it would probably be best to check with the staff directly. I would imagine... More