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Rye Meads Nature Reserve

131 Reviews
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Rye Meads Nature Reserve

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Terry D wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions3 helpful votes
Spent a lovely part day. Saw water vole and a good range of birds. Hides closed due to covid which is understandable. Friendly helpful staff. However, be aware. We were eaten alive by mosquitoes. Between my wife and I, over 80 bites. So... If visiting, strong inspect repellent is a must with legs and arms covered. Can't fault the reserve though.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Amy G wrote a review Sep 2020
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A lovely visit around the nature reserve! The walk was really lovely and there was lots of wildlife to see! Really pretty and well kept and lots of different walk options to take!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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therichastill wrote a review Feb 2020
Stevenage, United Kingdom1,151 contributions258 helpful votes
Trying to get to Rye Meads Nature Reserve is a little challenging. I always seem to take a different route whenever I visit. There aren't many signposts. I really should use a set nav! However it is well worth visiting. There are a large number of hides to visit to enjoy the wildlife. Make sure you take your binoculars. The kingfisher hide is a must, speak to the staff who can give you more information and directions. The A414 runs along one side of the reserve and the River Lea and the railway along another side but these can be ignored so you can enjoy the wildlife.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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GerbilQueen wrote a review Jan 2020
Hertford, United Kingdom713 contributions199 helpful votes
We found this place by accident, but have come to love it as somewhere to cycle and walk without traffic although the noise from the A414 is a bit overwhelming. The reed beds are beautiful and for a real twitcher it must be a great place for bird watching. Definitely somewhere we will be going back to again and again, especially as we can cycle there from home. There was a random toilet cubicle along the way, but unless you can use the loos in the yacht club I didn't see anywhere else for emergency relief! Expect mud and potholes and slippery bits - certainly after the heavy rainfall we've had, but I'm looking forward to seeing it in the summer. Oh and there were lots of birds!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Sarah M wrote a review Jan 2020
24 contributions12 helpful votes
As members of the RSPB we were keen to visit. Plenty of parking - free. Peaceful walks - easy walks. Spotted kingfisher as well as range of usual waterside birds. Lovely place to get away from it all for the afternoon. Staff were friendly and welcoming.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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