Loddon Nature Reserve
Loddon Nature Reserve
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notTheStig
Reading, UK218 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Family
Not easy to find, but worth the effort.
This is a flooded gravel pit, noted for the wide variety of birds that can be seen here throughout the year. Paths can get muddy in the winter.
The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust looks after this community nature reserve with the help of local volunteers.
There is no dedicated parking, but Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust advise that you can park in Twyford car park 250m from nature reserve; take High Street west from town centre for 200m to nature reserve entrance at the rear of the Waggon and Horses pub
Written December 14, 2016
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Bernie L
Twyford, England, United Kingdom322 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
In my book this is something of a hidden gem.

I have been walking and jogging round these old gravel pits for many moons. As a keen ornithologist there is always plenty to see, including occasional sightings of kingfisher, water rail, gold crest and egret, as well as the more common ducks and waders etc.

Plenty of interest with the changing seasons. Just stunning in the snow. Can get pretty boggy after heavy rain.
Written December 2, 2018
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Mahmoud T
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
very nice reserve walk distance from twyford station , full of birds and nice scenes . you can spend hours and never feel bored .
Written June 7, 2018
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RugbyDave50
Bagshot, UK448 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
It is a beautiful series of lakes and waterways BUT you cannot see the lakes or waterways properly. Disappointing!

The well worn path around the lakes do not give you a clear view of the lake. Even the Old River along side is not properly accessible.

the local authority need to clear tress and hedgerows at particular points to allow walkers to see the beautiful lakes. The best part of the walk is the path by the old mill down to the lake. this is well kept and you can see the fast flowing streams.
Written September 1, 2020
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Sharon F
Twyford, England, United Kingdom158 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Friends
Parking in the Waggon and Horses Car Park, across the little bridge and you can take a nice stroll around the lake path - takes between 30 and 40 minutes if you take your time. Great for hot days due to the shade of the trees, they have been working on the pathways but be prepared for uneven ground and if it has rained - wellies are a must.
Unfortunately you do get selfish irresponsible dog owners who leave their poop but just keep an eye open.
It really is a nice little amble and if you wanted to take a picnic there are grass verges at spots around the lake where you could just spend a few minutes chilling!
Written July 17, 2017
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Lita H
Twyford, UK277 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a lovely place to walk around the lakes and you can actually make a longer walk by incorporating Dinton
Written November 6, 2018
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SusanWUk
Reading, UK30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
This is beautiful, peaceful bird sanctuary - apart from a few irresponsible dog owners - on the River Loddon. Its a wonderful spot to walk, to picnic and to enjoy the peace of the countryside. And its just 25mins from Paddington by train.
Written June 21, 2016
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charchar
Woodley, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
Excellent space to wind down and take in some nature. One can easily get lost in time in this beautiful spot.
Written April 17, 2022
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Mel2010uk
47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
A small perfectly formed nature reserve. Very peaceful. Map at entrance behind pub, or online. Nice and relaxing for a stroll. Cafes in Twyford centre for a coffee before or after!

Tip - wear mud friendly shoes in winter/ or after rainy days as even on a dry day, 3/4 width of the paths were very muddy.
I saw a brave couple with a pram- but unless dry, wouldn't attempt that myself.

Tip to whoever manages it - one of the small pond areas (just before you leave the walk, before the houses) has a lot of old looking rubbish (mainly bottles) in it which should be cleared.
Written April 2, 2021
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Paul_A_Lawrence
Wokingham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
A nice afternoon walk, getting back to nature with some nice peace and quite, with very little chance of running into big groups of people
Written June 4, 2019
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