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Address: Cockermouth CA13 9YE, England
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A Delightful Gem

Silver Meadows is not far from our home so we visit frequently at all different times of the year and it is always a delight to see. It's just a short walk on level walk boards... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 14, 2016
sniddy
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Silver Meadows is not far from our home so we visit frequently at all different times of the year and it is always a delight to see. It's just a short walk on level walk boards so it is well suited to people with pushchairs and wheelchairs and children love the little huts and willow arbours dotted around the meadows.... More 

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

Silver Meadows gets its name from the huge swathe of meadowsweet that covers a great deal of the site during the summer, which a local distillery uses to flavour its gin! There are 4 distinct plant habitats in one enclosed area, surrounded in the main by boardwalks and footpaths. They are the hay meadow, the snipe bog, the willow carr... More 

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Thank Jingo43
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Dubwath Silver Meadows is an area of marsh and meadowland which can be walked round in about twenty minutes to half-an-hour. There is plenty of information about the flora and fauna, and two reproductions of Norse huts which are really interesting.

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Thank Janet G
Dearham, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Well worth a quick visit if passing. Pushchair/wheelchair friendly, with a few hides and interest for the children to spot the wildlife. Maintained by volunteers so do not expect service

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Workington, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

Obviously this is not a high fell but it certainly is an interesting place to get the chance to see wildlife in their habitat. Suggest going very early morning or in the evening

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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2015

The meadows are right by the car park - it does flood here! Behind you is the marvellous pheasant inn, to the left is castle how, a hill fort and the last residence of the faerie in Cumberland! And just up the road to wythop are two lovely churches. Oh, one of my favourite painting spots is nearby, but I'm... More 

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Thank Philip C
Workington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

I have walked around Silver Meadows many times at different times of the year though in wet winters it often floods and can't be enjoyed. The walk is good and level with boardwalks and hardcore paths. It has seating areas and delightful traditionally built huts of interest around it including observation areas. I have seen all varieties of wildlife there... More 

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West Kirby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very poorly signposted, so it was an adventure to find: south off the A66 and The Pheasant Inn (CA13 9YE), on your right where the other cars are parked!! Meadows divided into 4 parts: Bog, wet heath, field and willow carr. Some good info at http://dubwathsilvermeadows.org.uk/index.php/the-reserve/the-site Free. Even the parking. Yes it is in the Lake District!!

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Thank Andrew S
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2014

Situated just off the A66 with plenty of parking, Silver Meadows is a well kept wildlife haven. It's maintained by volunteers and donations for upkeep and bird feed. There are raised boardwalks over marsh ground so easy access for push or wheelchairs. It's amazing how many different birds visit the area along with foxes, badgers etc. dotted around the site... More 

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Clearly you have found out just what we are about, a free to use, open 24/7, family friendly, all abilities attraction! We aim to provide a tranquil, safe environment for our visitors, please return soon. More 

Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2014

Visited after seeing it mentioned in a guide book. As the book warned us, it isn't very well signposted, which is a shame as it is worth a visit. We (husband, 6 year old daughter & myself) all enjoyed wandering across the board walk path as it meandered through the site and it was a tranquil spot with the sun... More 

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Lakesman95, Public Relations Manager at Dubwath Silver Meadows, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are pleased you and the family enjoyed your visit. We hope you will call again. More 

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