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“One of the best nature reserves in East Anglia”
Review of Lackford Lakes

Lackford Lakes
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 16, 2012

A very wide range of habitats including lakes, grassland and woodland. Lots of hides provided and a very nice visitors centre with a view. Our favourite reserve.

1  Thank Trevorhb
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

Enough here to go on some pleasant walks and see some wildlife. It's a good cheap way to spend a day and get some fresh air.

Thank CambridgeMaggie
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

A lovely place to walk and spot wildlife, identify plants and have the cobwebs blown away. One always comes from here really refreshed.

Thank Cypressa
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

There is a sign for Lackford Lakes from Mildenhall road which directs you down onto what becomes an unmade pot holed road. At the end is a large car park with a large building housing a souvenier shop, cafe, and general information plus toilets. There is no charge to visit the lakes, but although there are several ponds and lakes a lot is hidden behind large mounds of earth and the only views of these areas is through the brd hides. there are information boards telling you the different birds, etc. some of the trails are not well marked though and a lack of information as to where they go is evident. It is nice for those who want a wander round and see the different birds but unless you are a dedicated bird watcher, not worth a long time there.

Note : NO dogs are allowed at all. so if you are thinking of walking the dog there, don;'t. also you can take a wheelchair/buggy but the paths are not very even and in one or two places, it is suggested you don't go down the tracks because it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

2  Thank sussexite
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Reviewed May 17, 2012

For some reason I thought this area was private, but a friend pointed out my error and on a sunny Sunday we took a look. It is actually run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust and a fine job they have done. The access dirt track deteriorates a bit half way, but there is a spacious car park beside a sizeable building that provides toilets, snacks, an education room, books, souvenirs, and two floors of windows overlooking a large pool with additional bird feeders etc. In a brief stop we saw moorhen, goose (with goslings) and crow up close. The staff were both friendly and helpful. From this point a path leads to many more bird hides and many more pools and lakes, with clever use of banks and vegetation screens to ensure the birds are not scared off when you move about.

My friend has severe walking difficulties but was able to cover a good distance on the well maintained paths. As well as birds we also saw a deer and people boating on the larger adjacent lake.

Just one warning - this area is pretty remote from human contact, and my friend told me that years ago his car, and several others, were broken into after the kiosk had closed. Keep the valuables with you or well hidden.

2  Thank jaygeebse
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