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*** Free *** An adventure to find. Cute viking bird hide.

Very poorly signposted, so it was an adventure to find: south off the A66 and The Pheasant Inn (CA13 9YE), on your right where the other cars are parked!! Meadows divided into... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very poorly signposted, so it was an adventure to find: south off the A66 and The Pheasant Inn (CA13 9YE), on your right where the other cars are parked!! Meadows divided into 4 parts: Bog, wet heath, field and willow carr. Some good info at http://dubwathsilvermeadows.org.uk/index.php/the-reserve/the-site Free. Even the parking. Yes it is in the Lake District!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Situated just off the A66 with plenty of parking, Silver Meadows is a well kept wildlife haven. It's maintained by volunteers and donations for upkeep and bird feed. There are raised boardwalks over marsh ground so easy access for push or wheelchairs. It's amazing how many different birds visit the area along with foxes, badgers etc. dotted around the site... More 

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Clearly you have found out just what we are about, a free to use, open 24/7, family friendly, all abilities attraction! We aim to provide a tranquil, safe environment for our visitors, please return soon. More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited after seeing it mentioned in a guide book. As the book warned us, it isn't very well signposted, which is a shame as it is worth a visit. We (husband, 6 year old daughter & myself) all enjoyed wandering across the board walk path as it meandered through the site and it was a tranquil spot with the sun... More 

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you and the family enjoyed your visit. We hope you will call again. More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It's only a small nature reserve but interesting as it is maintained as a wetland area. There are a couple of paths and raised board walks which go through the reserve, plus two interesting bird hides. It's free to visit and is managed by volunteers. Makes a nice place to visit for an hour or so on a sunny day.

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed our reserve. If you intend visiting again it is possible you will notice some improvements as we are just about to introduce visitor information boards. Please return soon and enjoy. More 

Littlehampton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

A surprising find, excellent board walks pass through the meadows which one would never be able to do seeing it is a wetland. A short circle walk and suitable for all.

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

A little gem that makes a great addition to a visit to Cockermouth or after nipping up Sale Fell. And its FREE. Thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to maintain it.

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. As you point out the reserve is FREE and unique in its accessibility to all. Please come back again. More 

Crewe, Cheshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

April is the wrong time to visit, as not much to see. Later in year, really great, worth the time travelling from Keswick.

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Stayed across the road from this interesting wee spot. Always a bonus to get unrestricted and free parking in the lakes and its close to the Pheasant Inn. Spent a lovely hour wandering around the boardwalks. Dogs must be on leads but great access for all.

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to post your opinion on Trip Advisor. We are pleased you enjoyed the experience at Dubwath Silver Meadows and hope you return again and again. Please tell others about this hidden gem of quiet and tranquility here in the Lake District. More 

England, UK
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75 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Found a leaflet in a store otherwise wouldn't have known it existed. I was very impressed, the walkways are accessible for all and the shelters are brilliant. It is set in a lovely area near Bassenthwaite Lake so makes for great photographs. Will definitely return.

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your interest in our reserve. We are striving to make visiting a positive experience and listen to all suggestions made. We intend to improve facilities and hope that on your next visit you enjoy the experience as much again. Thank you for taking the trouble to comment about the reserve, it really does help everybody make a... More 

Scotland
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108 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

Picked up an excellent leaflet at Keswick Tourist Office. Place is difficult to find however. Go along A^^ (west bank of Bassentthwaite and just as you get to the far end of the Lake, before Dubwath village, take a minor road to the left signed "Pheasant Hotel". Park on side of road 200 metres along (before you get to The... More 

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