We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Hidden gem!! Great for a family day out!

What a wonderful place! Great to get out in the countryside and lovely walks. Has a few well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lilgreenstripeyfrog
,
Stevenage, United Kingdom
via mobile
Boom!

My wife booked us on an early morning Bittern counting experience at the reserve. Despite the... read more

Reviewed June 4, 2019
ciaranm2016
Read all 80 reviews
All photos (47)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
64°
50°
Sep
56°
45°
Oct
48°
40°
Nov
Contact
Station Road, Lakenheath IP27 9AD, England
Website
+44 1842 863400
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (80)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveler rating
61
12
4
0
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
61
12
4
0
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews rspb reserve lovely reserve bird life bird watching fantastic place to spend coffee machine non members marsh harrier bearded tits make your own kingfisher hobbies cuckoo hide sightings crane wildlife
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful place! Great to get out in the countryside and lovely walks. Has a few well appointed hides to bird watch and photography spots. The staff here are amazing, so friendly and informative. The visitors centre has everything you need! There's audio info...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lilgreenstripeyfrog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived after lunch. Did walk along gravel path next to railway track to viewing area. Took 20 minutes. Nothing there. Walked from there to Little Ouse River and walked along bank back to visitor centre. Saw two swans. In total, cost £8 for the pair...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed June 10, 2019

A VERY boorish RSPB reserve. We made a big detour so that we could visit this location and hopefully (as per ALL their advertising blurb!) see the Cranes. No sooner had we arrived and asked where on the reserve map was the best location than...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Fargo2016
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Dear Fargo2016, Thank you for your review and we are sorry to hear that you left with a bad impression of the reserve. We have not briefed our team to give out this information (cranes are not on Schedule 1) and we will speak to...More

Reviewed June 5, 2019

Nature is fickle and there are no guarantees but four and a half hours and not a single Bittern. Harriers were present but distant. On a reserve built with reeds for Bitterns this was bad luck, to say the least, as weather was fine.The cost...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank alanjohncox
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear alanjohncox, Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy the event. Hopefully, you will see more when you visit the reserve again. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed June 4, 2019

My wife booked us on an early morning Bittern counting experience at the reserve. Despite the early start the experience was fantastic, the two guides were incredibly knowledgeable and extremely friendly and really enhanced the experience. Hearing the first bittern at just after 6am was...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ciaranm2016
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear Ciaran M, Thank you very much for your review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed the event. It was certainly a great morning to be out and about on the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon....More

Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Love this reserve, its a bit of a walk but worth the effort. Great birdwatching opportunity at any time of year. A new hide has been added where you can view bitterns if your lucky.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank cliff d
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear cliff d, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you here again soon! Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed April 25, 2019

Hello, last Saturday (20th April)i decided to visit the RSPB Reserve. Not being a driver i was able to get the one train that calls at Lakenheath. (The 0938 Norwich to Cambridge train calls on request at Lakenheath. And the 1508 calls at 1540 again...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jonathan A
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2019

Hello Jonathan A, Thanks for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve and good on you for getting the train to the reserve! We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. Regards, David White Visitor...More

Reviewed March 21, 2019

This was my third visit to Lakenheath Fen and I thought it was about time I expressed a view. I've decided I just love this place. The facilities at the modest visitors centre are first class and I have always received a very warm welcome...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank dollychops
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Dear dollychops, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed March 19, 2019

Didn't see much at all today as it was very windy but this is a lovely reserve. The volunteers are really helpful and knowledgable. It was a Saturday and there was a" make your own bird box" session for children which looked well attended. Thank...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Marion C
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 22, 2019

Dear Marlon C, Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the reserve. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. Regards, David White Visitor Experience Officer

Reviewed March 13, 2019

Great reserve. I was so excited to get several shots of two different kingfishers. Also got some good shots of a pair of young Hobbies. Great site and very good hides.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deirdre S
EmmaC6122, Public Relations Manager at Lakenheath Fen RSPB Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2019

Dear Deirdre S, Thank you for your review from your visit last September. We are glad that you enjoyed it and you saw some great wildlife. We hope to see you on the reserve again soon. David White Visitor Experience Officer

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Brandon House
340 reviews
4.06 miles away
The Bird In Hand
98 reviews
5.61 miles away
The Crown Hotel
221 reviews
7.09 miles away
The Bell Hotel
105 reviews
7.28 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 9 nearby restaurants
The Red Lion
69 reviews
1.53 miles away
Little India
167 reviews
2.08 miles away
The Chequers Feltwell
52 reviews
2.84 miles away
George's Fish Bar
7 reviews
3.85 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 2 nearby attractions
Brandon Country Park
182 reviews
4.21 miles away
Eriswell Lodge
9 reviews
3.93 miles away
Brandon Heritage Centre
14 reviews
4.15 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
suzy5527
April 13, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Claire H | Reviewed this property |
Hi. The car park is free, the reserve is 3 UK pounds for adults, 1.50 for 5 to 17 year olds and Students 2. If visiting the Visitor centre only, that's free. They have a website for further information.
0
Votes