Summer Leys Nature Reserve

Summer Leys Nature Reserve, Wollaston: Hours, Address, Summer Leys Nature Reserve Reviews: 4.5/5

Summer Leys Nature Reserve
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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MrNipley
Liverpool, UK44 contributions
Recommend a visit!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Happened to be in the area after a meal at the Stag’s Head in nearby Doddington. Highly recommend a visit to this great, well-managed nature reserve. Plenty of parking, a 2 mile round walk and several well-maintained hides overlooking the wetland and water.
Written September 4, 2021
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john e
Gateshead, UK1,730 contributions
pleasant wetland area with good footpaths
Jun 2021
Nice wetland area with some good paths. We had planned to walk to the pub in Great Doddington - but our route took us there first, so called at summer leys on our way back. There are some lovely views we would have liked to spend longer.
Written July 6, 2021
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,876 contributions
Great walk
Apr 2021
Worth a visit, free parking, lots of bird hides with great views, lots of wildlife around, a perfect place to take a stroll
Written May 23, 2021
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northants90
Northampton, UK2,947 contributions
Great visit
Apr 2021 • Friends
Visited Easter weekend as eased Covid lockdown. A great parkland / reserve with free parking. Easily accessible and well maintained foot paths around the estate. Lots and lots of wildlife.

Family and pet friendly and a great place to visit.
Written April 5, 2021
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TNW
2 contributions
Not for me!
Mar 2021
Read the reviews and decided to visit with my partner and 3 year old daughter as this is quite close to home. Parked up which was free (+) and started to walk along a nice pathway (+) to be greeted with an overflowing dog poo bin (-) so we steered clear of that path way. We moved on to be met with 3 separate monumental dog poops(-) just off the pathway which we slalomed our daughter away from. Alarm bells were ringing by now but we soldiered on only to then come across what appeared to be the fly tipping Olympics (-) just off the pathway. At this point I turned to my partner and asked if she would like to call it a day to which she agreed. So we walked the I would guess 200 meters back past the fly tipping, dog poop and the stinky bin back to the car and high tailed outer there. I'm sure its been busier than normal during lockdown hence maybe the overflowing bin and I'm sure there are some lovely views like shown in the pictures online but sadly my family and I shall not be going back to search for them.
Written March 15, 2021
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Paul R
Wellingborough, UK645 contributions
A Beautiful Reserve Bursting with Birdlife
Mar 2020
I feel very fortunate to be less than 10 minutes' drive away from Summer Leys nature reserve.
Not only is a it a lovely spot for a walk, set in the midst of the beautiful rolling countryside of East Northamptonshire, overlooked by pretty villages perched on low hilltops, with its lake full of picturesque islets, reed beds, and forest edge habitat, but it is also absolutely teeming with wonderful wildlife. I counted 46 species of birds and mammals in the three hours or so that I was there. I could have spent much longer viewing the flotillas of waterfowl or the throngs of small woodland birds that make the feeding station a perpetual spectacle. All of this is very easy to enjoy from any of the the many strategically placed hides.
For a wildlife enthusiast, Summer Leys is genuinely exciting - there was never a dull moment.
I saw several species I had not seen before including great white egret, goldeneye and little grebe and was also lucky enough to see a pair of great crested grebes doing their balletic, beak-fencing, weed-waving, water-walking courtship dance.
This reserve is free to enter. Parking is also free. Footpaths are well maintained although there was a little mud in places.
There are no facilities such as cafes, visitor centre etc. but it would be a great place for a picnic.
Wonderful.
Written March 10, 2020
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ann a
Wollaston, UK21 contributions
Walking
Apr 2019 • Solo
Very beautifull area unspoilt. Good paths so not muddy.very peaceful. Ideal for dog walikng on lead.
Written April 14, 2019
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NorthantsAquababe
Wollaston, UK284 contributions
Local walk great for taking visitors to
Jan 2019 • Friends
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 the river and parked in front of one of the gates. Always enjoy our walks here - it was a bit boggy in places but expected at this time of year.
Written February 13, 2019
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Joy V
1 contribution
Lovely walk
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 otter would recommend to anyone to come here
Written September 16, 2018
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Sue P
Burgess Hill, UK466 contributions
Beautiful
Jun 2018 • Friends
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 diversion on a bit of the path as birds were nesting. There are a few hides along the way and we were lucky that we had them to ourselves.
It was wonderful to sit there and just listen, away from the usual traffic noise, could have stayed for hours! Extremely peaceful place.
Written June 12, 2018
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