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Rye Meads Nature Reserve

Rye Road | Stanstead Abbotts, Ware SG12 8JS, England
01992 708383
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Ware
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: This urban nature reserve has something to offer everyone and will appeal to families, walkers, birdwatchers and photographers. It is a great place to... more » Owner description: This urban nature reserve has something to offer everyone and will appeal to families, walkers, birdwatchers and photographers. It is a great place to relax and wind down, listen to birdsong, see flocks of wild ducks and enjoy views of lakes, meadows and marshes. Opening times: Daily 10 am-5 pm (or dusk if earlier). Please note that the reserve is closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. « less
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English first
London
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful nature reserve good facilities for bird watching, Hides extremely well maintained. Lovely visitor attraction well looked after

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Herts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Near this peaceful spot are a couple of busy roads leading to big neighbouring towns...and you just wouldnt know it. The beautiful lakes and resident wildlife make for a very pleasant way to spend a few hours. Try it for yourself!

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Its a nice location next to the river and the remains of the historic Rye House. The RSPB reserve is surprising large but disappointingly I didn't see anything of great interest actually in the reserve except for the resident buffalo used to keep down growth. (I saw a kingfisher flying down the river outside). There is a fee for non... More

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This RSPB Reserve is fairly local to us so we go quite regularly. It's a good place to go to look for Kingfishers as they usually nest there but the Kingfisher Hide gets very busy during the breeding season. There's plenty more to see on the reserve and we always have an enjoyable time. The paths are good and suitable... More

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

An excellent RSPB Reserve just north west of Harlow. It may be close to a sewage works but don't let this put you off. Terns, cormorants and sandpipers are among the regulars with the terns putting in their air displayalong with the lapwings. Kingfishers are regular breeders and frequently provide a show to the delight of all. Well worth a... More

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Ware
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

As a family we went on a barge trip down to the nature reserve. It was very active with all sorts of birds flying in and out. The were also some serious bird watchers there but interesting to talk to. It is very pretty there and you can walk around it. Good place to visit and chill out and see... More

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WGC Herts (England)
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11 reviews 11 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Rye Meads is a part of the vast natural area stretching between Hertford and Broxbourne, incorporating Ware and Stanstead Abbots. Running alongside the River Lee (Also known as 'Lea') this area of natural and man made beauty is easily approached via the footpath which runs from Hertford to Limehouse in London, totalling some 20-odd miles, so there's plenty for everyone!... More

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Ware, Herts, U.K
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A real treat for the children and mum and dad if you are at one with nature...or maybe this might be the time to get close up and personal with mother nature...regardless of the time of year....there is always something going on. If you are lucky, you might also want to visit the original "Rye House"...where Guy Faulks" and Co>... More

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Ware, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A great way to spend a relaxing day, educational and good for keeping fit. Walking around the reserve there are signposts for the main key items in that area and the wildlife is also highlighted.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Very relaxing and most enjoyable for children.Plenty of space with lovely picnic areas,the children enjoyed looking for the wildlife.

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