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RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve

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Nice little reserve

We went at Halloween. A very child friendly nature trail was set our with a Halloween theme... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Edward H
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Bridport, United Kingdom
Great place to have a great walk and see nature close up.

Lovely, peaceful place for a walk and to see birds (depends on what's about on the day). Its aptly... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Mike_from_Staffs
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Staffordshire Moorlands
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Coombes Valley is a wonderful woodland nature reserve. There is something for everyone including a play trail, woodland walks and plenty of wildlife
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Six Oaks Farm, Ashenhurst Lane | Six Oaks Farm, Bradnop, Leek ST13 7EU, England
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went at Halloween. A very child friendly nature trail was set our with a Halloween theme. Shame there were very few birds though! - but to be expected at this time of year.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Edward H
Reviewed July 26, 2018

Lovely, peaceful place for a walk and to see birds (depends on what's about on the day). Its aptly named as it is in a valley. Fairly steep sides, so you will need decent walking shoes and balance. Best time to come is in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike_from_Staffs
melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Hello Mike_from_Staffs Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, and took the time to review our reserve. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Visited here with our 2 children and our friends and their 2. Such a beautiful location. Beautiful woodland. Fairly basic visitor centre but very friendly, helpful & enthusiastic staff. Got an ice cream & coffee there & off we went. Variety of woodland walks available....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank highlandfire
melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2018

Hello Andrew S Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, and took the time to review our reserve. We are very pleased to hear you received a warm welcome and that your children enjoyed the...More

Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

We have visited here several times with our toddler. He loves walking around and playing on the various activities, especially the rope bridges. The place is lovely, well looked after and it's never very busy. The toilets are clean and tidy, the staff are nice...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Pendragon
melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Hello Pendragon Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, and took the time to review our reserve. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely environment. Peaceful walk. Very well planned, stimulating children’s walk. The rope bridge is great fun. Interesting vegetation and lovely views. But where are all the birds?

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barryfab2014
melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2018

Hello Barryfab2014, Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Came here as an alternative to our local reserve, It's a 90 min journey so I hoped it would be nice. We were not disappointed with the reserve, it's beautiful, fabulously hilly, so a bit of effort is needed for the full perimeter walk, which...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello Dawn Elisabeth A, Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, especially after travelling so far to visit us. Hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit here and had beautiful weather. We decided to go for the purple trail as it was hot when we visited. There is lots of countywide and woodland trails although we didn’t see many birds and there were no hides. Was...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Cee28
melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello Cee28 Thankyou very much for your kind review - we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit, and had an enjoyable walk despite the lack of bird activity! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed May 21, 2018

This place is a hidden gem, set in beautiful countryside, but on my visit there was one problem... no birds. I know that nowhere can guarantee the appearance of any species in any numbers and maybe I came at the wrong time of day, but...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank mike s
Reviewed April 18, 2018

Great trails of varying difficulty, some up hill with great views and birdlife over varying habitat. Nice adventure area for children and the more active, loved the canopy walk, imagine that will be busy during school holidays. Good information centre with drinks and ice-creams available....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello GandC_UK, Thankyou for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed the reserve, especially the play trail! We also appreciate your review of our facilities. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes Valley

Reviewed March 28, 2018

Excellent area for kids with rope bridge, xylophones and games and some great birds too, we saw close up views of Buzzard, Raven, Sparrowhawk and lots of tits and other woodland birds. I'm sure would be even better in spring when migrants arrive. Particularly liked...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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melbrown2016, Manager at RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello sarah b, Thankyou for your kind review. We're glad that you enjoyed the reserve, especially the play trail! We're also glad that you saw plenty of bird activity and enjoyed the themed benches. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, RSPB Coombes...More

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Gemma M
September 3, 2018|
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Response from melbrown2016 | Property representative |
Hello, we have a 2 accessible parking spaces and a accessible toilet on site. We also have a surfaced track on the reserve known as our natural play trail. It's not entirely flat but it is suitable for pushchairs and... More
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Karen H
September 8, 2015|
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Response from melbrown2016 | Property representative |
Hello, Unfortunately Dogs are not allowed on site. Apologies for the delay in our response.
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