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RSPB Arne

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Address: Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 553360
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Description: RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land...
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.
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An important wildlife habitat

This is a great place to see wildlife and enjoy stunning heathland habitat overlooking poole harbour . Its never too busy and there are plenty of birds & wildlife to see if you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This is a great place to see wildlife and enjoy stunning heathland habitat overlooking poole harbour . Its never too busy and there are plenty of birds & wildlife to see if you look hard enough . I also joined in a great nightjar guided walk with a very helpful & fun warden .

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We are lucky to live only 5 miles from the RSPB reserve at Arne and visit it on a regular basis. Depending on the time of day, you may sight a variety of animals and birds. The great thing is that you can just walk on a of different trails, visit the edge of Poole Harbour or view seabirds from... More 

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brighton, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Loved this RSPB reserve! Had a long walk around the reserve on a slightly windy Saturday in June. Saw lots of deer and some great views over the Dorset coast. The bird feeders were busy and the two members of staff were very helpful.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a great place to.visit for young and old alike. Dogs also welcome as long as they are on a leash. Wonderful walks with stunning scenery and the added beauty of spotting the fabulous bird life and if you are lucky enough...the deer! There are challenging walks and gentle walks so there is something for everyone here. There is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We are not even all that interested in birds, however don't let the RSPB heading put you off. This is a great place. If you like a walk, this is a beautiful location and has a couple of different length trails. We took the kids 3-5 years old and did the 3 half mile route which was great. Love nature... More 

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Poole
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We love Arne as it is only a few miles away and we always take visiting friends there. If you are a novice bird watcher it is worth taking an identification book and a pair of binoculars. The walks are excellent, mid-week best and there is always something to see from the Skipsall hide. Today, 8th May 2015 we followed... More 

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Drinking in Dorset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you’ve got a spare sunny day then there can be few more pleasurable ways of spending it than by strolling round the RSPB’s nature reserve at Arne. There is pay and display parking when you arrive which is free to RSPB member. Non-members pay £2 for up to two hours and £4 for over two hours. I would advise... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Arne RSPB has something for everyone. It is a beautiful,tranquil place for a simple stroll, but with its varied habitats it is a must for ornithologist, naturalists and photographers. A path leads down to a narrow sandy beach with stunning views over Poole Harbour. Dogs are welcome on leads so all the family can enjoy this wonderful nature reserve.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Mid-week is essential for better wildlife spotting opportunities as it can get very busy here on weekends and school holidays. The deer can be very close and this gives wonderful chances for photography. The carpark could be bigger... but there's loos near the carpark and often the RSPB hut is open. There's now a ticket machine for carparking next to... More 

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Poole, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a GEM! Hidden secret with amazing walks and views. Love this place and one of the best places ever.

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Additional Information about RSPB Arne

Address: Address: Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 553360
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Arne
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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