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Address: Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 553360
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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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A wonderful spot!

Following on from 2 very stormy February days,we visited Arne on a bright,sunny morning and it was wonderful. Very few people about so parking was easy. A lot of the walking was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Following on from 2 very stormy February days,we visited Arne on a bright,sunny morning and it was wonderful. Very few people about so parking was easy. A lot of the walking was fairly flat and we ended up on a small secluded beach. A couple of other visitors were getting excited as there were spoonbills to be seen,but not being... More 

Thank antano2013
Bristol, United Kingdom
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196 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Were visited this reserve on a very windy wet day. The heath land was very attractive in even in these conditions. There are three bird hides. In the one on the Red walk we saw Spoon Bills. The other two are on the other side of the carpark. To visit all three took four hours.

1 Thank johnahall
United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Arne is a must, if you like bird watching. There are various varieties of deer and there is a white stag that emerges from the woods every so often, lovely. The rutting season, in the autumn is an interesting time to go, you have to be a bit careful and discreet, as their blood's up, stags are much more temperamental... More 

1 Thank pansenora
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great free guided walk around reserve today , led by Luke who had plenty of knowledge about the wildlife and the reserve. Our first visit , very impressed and will be back when we are in this area again

1 Thank Kathleen M
Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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226 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The car parks were very busy when we arrived one midweek day in November. Access is free, but you have to pay to park your car unless you are an RSPB member. For the size of the reserve, it is a pity that there are not better visitor facilities. The wooden hut in the car park is the only visitor... More 

Thank lbj1963
Derby, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

I think this is my favourite RSPB site I have visited this reserve a few times now and love the guided tours they do on a Wednesday morning as you get to see parts of the reserve your not normally aloud on,

Thank David T
Malvern, England
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

You drive down a long lane from Wareham across a lot of open heathland. The reserve is managed by the RSPB so members get the car park free while other pay up to £4 for 4 hours. There ware good toilets and a wellmanned information booth. Three trails are on offer but we chose the longest, the red trail which... More 

1 Thank thewellcomegroup
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We visited on a lovely sunny day in September, we chose to do the red route which covers most habitats in the reserve, the car park was 4 pound or 2 pound for a shorter stay and there were reserve rangers on hand to assist. The picnic area had bird feeders with numerous woodland and garden birds. We encountered a... More 

Thank jojo m
United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This is such an amazing RSPB reserve to spend the whole day there. Being surrounded by Sika Deer and endless amounts of wildlife was truly amazing

Thank Greg V
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105 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We decided on the red trail, which looked the longest and it was still only about an hour and a half to complete the route. Plenty of deer and birds along the way to photograph and enjoy. Will certainly come again in different seasons to see how it changes.

Thank BournemouthFan

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