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Lackford Lakes

#8 of 58 things to do in Bury St. Edmunds Features Animals
Lackford, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Lovely place

Lackford Lakes is part of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, there is a lovely centre and well worth a... read more

Reviewed March 6, 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Vreat bird watching

Been before but not recently. It is a lovely place to walk (about 4 miles in all) and watch for the... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2017
Cathy B
Bedford, United Kingdom
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From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape of lakes, reedbed, meadow and woodland makes Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes a wildlife oasis, offering close-up encounters with nature all year round. The reserve, trails and hides are open daily from dawn to dusk. Call in to the visitor centre for panoramic views of the reserve... coffee, cake and ice cream... and wildlife explorer back packs for young adventurers. Family activities and adult wildlife courses take place at Lackford Lakes throughout the year; follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch.
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Lackford, Bury St. Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Reviewed March 6, 2017

Lackford Lakes is part of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, there is a lovely centre and well worth a visit.

Thank Sparrow040
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Been before but not recently. It is a lovely place to walk (about 4 miles in all) and watch for the variety of birdlife. Kingfishers, herons, little egrets, numerous ducks, garden birds. Visitor Centre is very friendly and has tea, coffee, cakes, and crisps. Volunteers...More

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed February 21, 2017

As was staying with family in Stowmarket and looking for a somewhere new to try out a new camera lens our family suggested Lackford Lakes and we were disappointed. Great hides overlooking lakes, scrapes and wildfowl areas as well as some great wooded areas dotted...More

Thank Nickynackynoo71
Reviewed February 20, 2017

A really lovely afternoon stroll but could easily have stayed longer. Various lakes, ponds and streams with a good variety of birds to be seen. The bird song was wonderful. This is a place you should return to at least once a month to follow...More

Thank sldraper
Reviewed February 8, 2017 via mobile

Well marked trails with informative plaques, children enjoyed the bird hides. A variety of bird, insect, and plant life to enjoy.

Thank Kris1781
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Lackford lakes is a great place for birdwatching and seeing wildlife. Is a must for all ages. several hides and lakes and there is also a visitors centre where you can have cake and beverages, gifts and toilets. Is closed Mondays.

1  Thank suffolkjackie
Reviewed January 30, 2017

Lackford lake is such a pretty, we'll managed area. I'm a RSPB member so have a great interest in the feathered creatures we share the planet with. The hides are well maintained and easily accessible, perfect and not too big an area to take children...More

Thank dskiwi
Reviewed January 27, 2017

went there in summer, unfortunately we didn't have any binoculars with us, but it's heaven for any bird lovers. It's quite a big area and you can go for walks and learn more about bird and animal species in the look-out points.

Thank Aria0106
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We stayed in Bury St Edmunds specifically to visit Lackford Lakes, one of Suffolk Wildlife Trust's treasures. The lakes and woodland are lovely to walk through, and although the lakes were frozen when we visited this time we still found some delightful birds. Hundreds of...More

Thank LoonyLoo
Reviewed January 9, 2017

give this place a visit if you like a good walk round a lake on a sunny day this is the place to go there is also a Saxon village near by with a café etc

Thank pgarrod1
SuffolkWildlifeTrust, Manager at Lackford Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Hi, I think you may be confusing us with West Stow country park on the opposite side of the River Lark.

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Roger W
where is the best place in lackford lakes to photo small birds.
February 14, 2017|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hides for you to use they all look over lakes/water but if you walk past these you go over a small bridge into a wood there are lots of bird boxes and lots of small birds there