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Swanwick Lakes

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Nature reserve and quiet place to walk

I am caring for a 86 yr old lady with dementia and i found this nature reserve today by chance near... read more

Reviewed August 9, 2018
Pauline C
Murcia, Spain
via mobile
Range of Woodland Walks

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

Reviewed April 11, 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Sopwith Way | Swanwick Lane, Swanwick SO31 7AY, England
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All reviews nature reserve popular with dog walkers a small car park dog walking deer fishing woods wildlife paths muddy brickworks
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Great day out with my husband and the kids. Loads to do we walked around. Went to adventure trails. Big outdoor play area with water play had a ice cream. Had a big treehouse but be careful streap stairs. Loads of bench’s to stop and...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

I am caring for a 86 yr old lady with dementia and i found this nature reserve today by chance near Burridge whilst out for a drive. It has a small car park with a couple of benches nearby which suited us as she cannot...More

Thank Pauline C
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.

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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