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“Always a pleasure”
Review of RSPB Arne

RSPB Arne
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Arne
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land, woodland and coast the reserve is packed full of wildlife and has a large events programme to enable visitors to get the most out of their visit.
Reviewed July 13, 2014

5 of us strolled around Arne Nature Reserve. A very beautiful Nature Reserve with diverse habitats. On this occasion the Deer were absent but the butterflies, damsel flies and dragon flies were plentiful. The heather is just breaking through on the heathland. Highly recommend a visit.
However I do wish dog owners would obey the signs and keep their dogs on a lead

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Ashamed to say I have lived in the area all my life and never before visited Arne that will all change after a fantastic day out here yesterday. We found the reserve well laid out and the rangers extremely helpful and informative as for the toilets they were spotless. The range of wildlife was amazing from birds(wetland and woodland) insects,lizards and best of all a fantastic sighting of Sika deer from the bird hide. We were so impressed we have now become members of the RSPB and will be regular visitors to Arne.

Thank Clare W
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very nice place but the parking is expensive when we went, especially considering the land next to it is national trust and free parking bays throughout. Plus the walk was beautiful with beautiful plants but no creatures! I know its not RSPBs fault but it was like the site had been nuked, there were no birds in the sky and I don’t even think we saw a fly or spider. Very strange if you ask me! But it is a beautiful place for a walk and, hey, if you see wildlife then clearly that’s a bonus!!!
Highly recommend for walkers and we will return for the walks!

Thank Dee T
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Reviewed June 26, 2014

Staff were extremely welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable. We only had time to walk round the southern part of the reserve this time, but, although it was a Sunday, it was tranquil and very relaxing. We joined the RSPB following a reptile photographic shoot here. Parking is free for members and cheaper than National Trust parking for non-members. Highlt recommended.

Thank GeoffDStorey
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Well, we were not surprised to find such excellent reviews on Tripadvisor of this nature reserve. We would simply like to add our 5-star rating to the long list. We visited this RSPB site for a couple of hours late afternoon on a lovely June day, warm and sunny. We are mother and daughter aged 83 and 61 respectively, the former with limited mobility. What made for a particulary wonderful experience was the hire of a tramper all-terrain vehicle. On this (which we booked by phone earlier that day) my mother (with me accompanhying on foot) was able to experience the beauty of this lovely area. We had a marvellous time. We saw deer, a bee hive in a tree, a lizard, beautiful water lilies, a tranquil, inviting beach. Our visit was enhanced by the helpfulness of John, the ranger who dealt with our tramper hire and advised us of routes to follow. We are not RSPB members so paid £2 for 2 hours parking. The tramper cost £3 per hour - we had already acquired Countryside Mobility monthly membership of the tramper scheme by paying £2.50. See the Countryside Mobility website for further information.

Thank Nigella O
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