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Summer Leys Nature Reserve

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Local walk great for taking visitors to

Live very near by and have walked round loads of times but never reviewed. Visited a few weekends... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Wollaston, United Kingdom
Lovely walk

We decided to go for a walk round here today the car park is free the path's are ok if you go all... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
Joy V
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A45, Wollaston NN29 7PT, England
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Live very near by and have walked round loads of times but never reviewed. Visited a few weekends ago with some friends who were visiting, quite busy on a Sunday morning and couldn't park in the main car park so went down the lane to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

We decided to go for a walk round here today the car park is free the path's are ok if you go all around its approximately 2miles lot's of places to watch wildlife today was very special for us as we see our first wild...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joy V
Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank nickandangels
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MikeL5492
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank DAWN H
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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