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Slapton Ley Nature Reserve

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Address: Slapton, England

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Peace and quiet.

We walked from Slaton village so no problems with finding a parking spot. Heard many birds whilst sat in the sunshine. Accessible whatever the weather and it is free!

Reviewed March 15, 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

We walked from Slaton village so no problems with finding a parking spot. Heard many birds whilst sat in the sunshine. Accessible whatever the weather and it is free!

Thank fishypioneer
South Devon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 5, 2017

This is a lovely place to walk,lots of wildlife,well planned pathways,nice and quite,don't forget your binoculars!!

Thank iminthebath
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed September 26, 2016

It's brilliant we had a lovely walk lots to see children would love it. It's been well planned out the pathways are great

Thank caroledean1
Warlingham, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2016

A nice quiet hide with the chance to see the local wildlife. Very quiet and set back from the road near a car park so easily accessible.

Thank krrgolf
Gloucester, England
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54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2016

I followed two of the way-marked walks, one with my husband in the rain, and the other with my 12-year-old son in the sunshine. (Sunshine helps!) To my amazement my son (who is not usually noted for enjoying country walks) was totally absorbed in the experience. We took countless photographs of flowers, butterflies, ferns etc. Back at the holiday cottage... More 

Thank Greghory
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable and pretty walk. We parked here to wander along to the beach but very glad we decided to go for a look around here before we did. Loads of pretty birds, and plenty of ducklings and swans about too! It does say to keep dog on the lead if you're going round, but our dog didn't seem to... More 

Thank KPalacios86
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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1,166 reviews
660 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2016

A great walk - with the chance to see some wildlife close up - There are a number of viewing platforms and hides in the reeds that allow great views and if you are lucky close up observation of the birds. We watched a pair of Marsh Harriers hunting the edges of the waterfront whilst we enjoyed our picnic lunch

Thank Albia-Newton
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We visit 2-3 times a year and enjoy taking walks around the nature reserve. Truly peaceful and beautiful place. Take the time to get out of the car and walk around it's just lovely.

Thank Tracey F
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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630 reviews
368 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2015

A picturesque lake and walking area. Places to relax and enjoy the views. Lots of ducks, black and whitevswans and other water fowl.

Thank Pam D
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149 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2015

After two very sore backsides we decided to go for a walk around the Ley Wildlife having chatted to the girls at Slapton Sands (gravel) Lots to look out for through a pair of binoculars and not to many people walking around as it was drizzling most of the day. Not the best day for bird watching but we were... More 

Thank Prassky

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