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Summer Leys Nature Reserve

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We were lucky to have a lovely sunny morning to visit here. Car parking is free and it didn't seem... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sue P
Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

The reserve is on the Great Doddington to Wollaston road not far from the A45. It is run by The... read more

Reviewed January 3, 2018
Pete B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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A45, Wollaston NN29 7PT, England
+44 1604 236633
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky to have a lovely sunny morning to visit here. Car parking is free and it didn't seem too busy but we were quite early. It is a couple of miles to walk right round the lake. Good paths. Nice to see a...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The reserve is on the Great Doddington to Wollaston road not far from the A45. It is run by The Wildlife Trust and they look after it very well. Prior to them doing so there were gravel pits here. There is free parking but it...More

1  Thank Pete B
Reviewed June 17, 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and peaceful lake with numerous bird watching hides dotted around the perimeter walk. We saw lapwings, cormorants, grebes, bullfinches and a weasel, as well as the swans, ducks, gulls and geese. We also met and chatted to one of the wardens (No.80 -...More

Thank Nick and Angel S
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

This nature reserve is a truly beautiful to visit and I would highly recommend it to those who are looking for a nice, long walk in the local area. A butterfly meadow, wet marshlands and grassy areas have led to plenty of grazing animals and...More

Thank Katie2690
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the walk around the lake. Took about two hours but that was with lots of stopping to take photos. Path was good all around though one are of about 20 yards looks like it would be muddy if wet. Nice hides

Thank borochris9
Reviewed April 16, 2017

On a cool April afternoon my wife and I walked right round the reserve. We stopped at the bird hides and were treated to a great display of bullfinches. The real treat however came later when we found the sandmartin nesting site. A concrete buttress...More

Thank Mike L
Reviewed February 14, 2017

A short trip from home for a picturesque walk with my dogs, always something to see, beautiful when the sun is the right height (sun set) and the light is good.

Thank John G J
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Summer Leys is a local Nature Reserve near Wellingborough, that has many different events throughout the year especially for children to participate in and get them excited about nature and wildlife. You can go for a small gentle walk or do a whole circuit which...More

Thank DAWN H
Reviewed December 7, 2016

After a few cold days we awoke to a very mild morning.i emembered a walk I used to do ten years ago at summer keys nature reserve. I had forgot what a pleasant place it was with views over the nene valley and a splendid...More

1  Thank Westm180
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Cracking little nature reserve. Great to relax and reflect on the busy life i lead. Lots of carparking. Loads of information boards to read Would recomend for family and friends aswell

Thank crackingeggs19
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May 23, 2018|
Response from Pete B | Reviewed this property |
I think there may be a picnic bench in the meadow opposite the car park. There are definitely benches in some of the hides. For example, to the right of the meadow is the Pioneer hide. Also from the car park if you take... More
October 8, 2015|
Response from Peter F |
No WC facilities here