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Arne RSPB Reserve

Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
+44 1929 553360
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Arne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events... more » Owner description: RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events programme to enable visitors to get the most out of their visit. « less
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Arne. The staff/ volunteers at the visitor centre were really friendly, welcoming and helpful on recent sightings. We did the nature trail on the main part of the site in the morning. A wonderful walk with stunning views over Poole harbour with a picnic on the beach. In the afternoon we walked the heathland... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Apparently there was supposed to be a special raptor weekend on the day we visited with several staffed raptor watching locations set around the reserve, we walked round over half of it but saw no watch locations, staff or raptors. Apart from a couple of seagulls and half a dozen sika deer there wasn't much wildlife at all. A bit... More

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RSPBArne, Manager at Arne RSPB Reserve, responded to this review

Hello there Doug, Sorry to hear about your visit. It sounds like you walked off onto the main visitor trails rather than grabbing a 'Raptor Weekend' map, information and directions from the staff in the visitor hut. Two of the staffed viewpoints were in areas not usually open to the public and the other was on our Coombe Heath Trail.... More

england
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

excellent reserve even though we only saw about half of it so we will go back to see the rest one day, the reason we only saw half of it was because we were lucky enough to watch an osprey flying onto a platform there after catching a fish in the estuary and then eating it. One tip if you... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
39 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I arrived at the reserve about Midday. Large free Car Park and Toilet Block. The small Visitor Centre was manned and staff gave us a clear map and directions. We saw many deer including a famous albino one. Superb views over Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. Wonderful 2 level viewing hide gave us good views of both Spoonbills and Bournemouth... More

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Our third visit this year. What a lovely place. Someone moaned (3 star comment) the parking is expensive. Huh? £2 for 2 hours for for of us to have a great walk? I think that is brilliant value for money. The staff are so friendly! Get a map and off you go. You CANNOT get lost if you follow the... More

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Dorset
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Visited here 3 times and love the quietness, the views and birds singing amongst the trees. Saw a huge herd of deer the first time. Lovely walks including one to the beach where you can chill out with a good book or magazine. Highly recommended to chill out if you enjoy the countryside. Also, RSPB cabin is full of useful... More

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southampton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited arne as complete novices and were welcomed by a very helpful guide in the office. We were then taken on a walk by a volunteer Keith who educated us in the history of the area as well as pointing out some incredible wildlife we would have walked straight past had we been walking on our own. This reserve... More

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buckinghamshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Awesome views, amazing setting and plenty of wildlife. Very informative personnel and a good place to visit. Fantastic RSPB reserve.

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dorset england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

lovely peaceful place to visit.free parking for rspb members i think its only£1 if not a member.very friendly wardens and good facilities.ie .toilets etc.the coast when you reach it is lovely.very uncrowded.wonderful place to go.

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Devon
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88 reviews 88 reviews
34 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

5 of us strolled around Arne Nature Reserve. A very beautiful Nature Reserve with diverse habitats. On this occasion the Deer were absent but the butterflies, damsel flies and dragon flies were plentiful. The heather is just breaking through on the heathland. Highly recommend a visit. However I do wish dog owners would obey the signs and keep their dogs... More

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