Otmoor

Otmoor, Beckley: Hours, Address, Otmoor Reviews: 4.5/5

Nature & Wildlife Areas
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
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Tim J
Banbury, UK198 contributions
A Different Kind of Birdwatching
Sep 2020
An interesting place for seeing many slightly unusual, highly seasonal, birds. It did not take us long to spot some birds of prey and there is an excellent bird feeder set up nearby to the carpark.

I feel like some of the areas could be more accessible and there are very few hides.
Written October 11, 2020
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John G
Oxford, UK101 contributions
Great place for Starlings
Jan 2020
This is a truly wonderful place just before sunset when all the birds return to roost including spectacular displays from 100's sometimes many many hundreds of starlings - wonderful site. Its a good 20 minute walk from car park so leave plenty of time.
Written August 26, 2020
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Catbird
1 contribution
Bird watching.
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoyed our trip to Otmoor.
We saw owls, finches, tits and squirrels.
Its also a lovely atmospheric walk.
Written February 6, 2020
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MollieMay
Oxford, UK38 contributions
Beautiful!
Dec 2019 • Solo
A wonderful, peaceful haven for wildlife. Terrific variety of birds...I saw Harriers, bittern, ducks, stonechat, and many more. Great expanse of reed beds and fields, 3 good hides, and friendly people. Beware no toilets though and quite a walk to the hides, but worth it.
Written January 13, 2020
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H B
Jhubei15 contributions
spectacular starlings and beautiful birds
Jan 2020
I visit Otmoor several times a year.

Pros: Starling murmeration in the winter months. Arrive an hour before sunset and make your way to the second hide. As the light fades, the starlings will come together and form beautiful patterns in the sky. Supposedly some days they don't do it, but so far I haven't gone when there haven't been some activity.
plenty of other bird activity, from garden birds to waders and ducks to watch
Interesting insects in the summer months, I've spotted a rhino beetle for example

Negatives: a long walk along pretty samey scenery to get to the hide. Rarely muddy but it was last time I visited - I was glad I had my wellies on. The walk back in the twilight is always a bit long and cold in winter.
Written January 6, 2020
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Paul C
20 contributions
Otmoor
Feb 2019
In 1926 Spoonbills were seen. Otmoor was then used by the RAF as a site for the practise of bomb droping, then the moor was drained and the centuries old flower meadows disappeeared for the production of wheat. Today the moor is returning to its old self as a wetland for birds and other wild life. With careful observation the old Roman track across the moor can be found, including Joseph's Stone, which is a large circular piece of black marble that the Romans used for measuing distances. It is well worth exploring, but dress good outdoor clothing and footwear.
Written September 26, 2019
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Juliana B
38 contributions
Beautiful and quiet reserve
Jun 2019 • Solo
Very pretty paths and lakes; good hides and screens - even though I didn't see much they were a good place to sit and watch what birds there were going about their day. The bridle path was particularly rich in birdsong, and I glimpsed a few assorted warblers. Seeing a cuckoo in flight as I left was a very welcome bonus.
Written June 1, 2019
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bobgfox69
Leighton Buzzard, UK7 contributions
RSPB reserve
Apr 2019
Must be on of the best in Oxon/Bucks. Never disappointed, it is unspoilt yet obviously well manaaged by the RSPB. It is a credit to the organisation and well worth a visit all times of year.
Written April 14, 2019
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charlotte056
Sandown, UK353 contributions
Stunning
Mar 2019 • Couples
We only dropped in to kill a couple of hours.
However within 15 minutes we had seen geese, squirrels, red kites and a marsh harrier.
The paths were clean and hardly muddy, no litter and the odd seats.
We encountered a few really friendly birdwatchers and one kindly set up his tripod telescope so we could see a peregrine falcon. Amazing. Add to this shoveller ducks and muntjac deer. It was 2 hours well spent.
Written March 22, 2019
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Anthea B
Oxford, UK9 contributions
Starling murmuration
Nov 2018 • Couples
Come to Otmoor at sunset and experience a unique performance. You walk for about 20 minutes to half an hour from the parking place.
Written March 20, 2019
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