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Farlington Marshes Wildlife Reserve

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Nice place to go to escape the city life. Nice views and lovely to watch the sun go down here... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Southampton, United Kingdom
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Worth a visit

A 2.5 mile walk around this marshy peninsular jutting out into the estuary. There were loads of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jan R
Swindon, United Kingdom
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“nature”(4 reviews)
“motorway”(3 reviews)
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Farlington | A2030 / A27 Junction, Portsmouth PO6 1UN, England
+44 1489 774400
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This reserve offers an overwinter home to many interesting (and in some cases internationally rare) birds. Very easy to walk around, extremely easy to spot the wildlife and an enjoyable place to visit. Easy to get to, free parking available. Some information about the birds...More

2  Thank 639AnnaP
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Nice place for a walk. About 3 miles round trip. Also can see a spring source just below motorway bridge.

1  Thank Grainne3755
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to go to escape the city life. Nice views and lovely to watch the sun go down here. Would come back again for the scenery.

Thank Fordy2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 2.5 mile walk around this marshy peninsular jutting out into the estuary. There were loads of twitchers with big camera lenses & binoculars. A fair few birds to be seen.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Walked to furthest part of the marshes a couple of Sundays ago and the traffic noise was still unbearable. The pollution on the paths close to the A27/A3 is incredibly high and likely dangerous to health.

Thank huggvh
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Right beside the hectic A3 motorway running into Portsmouth there is a piece of paradise that Nature (with a little help from Man) has hung on to - the Farlington Marshes. I know - it doesn't sound very romantic but here you can escape to...More

1  Thank Ingeli
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Nice walk around Farlington Marshes, you can watch birds on one side and sea & boats on the other. Free parking, easy access.

1  Thank bondarandrei
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Beautiful wetland with fabulous wildlife, great access and parking nearby, a thouroughly recommended visit if your in the area.

1  Thank monstermunchkin
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very peaceful walk. Good parking nearby. Great site for bird watching despite being so close to the motorway.

1  Thank Jarczyk
Reviewed 18 October 2017

love this circular walk and if youre lucky you will see many species of birds and waterfowl. watch out for thieves in the carpark as there is no cctv

1  Thank Tan N
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Absolutely amazing to see such nature close at hand, not just bird lovers but for everyone. Even in the winter months this venue is a height of activity for both land and water. The benches to sit on are an asset as you can get...More

Thank Amanda19622015
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a lovely walk for all those loving nature. There's watching stations for the bird lovers and benches as you go round for the pausing and absorbing the atmosphere that must be part of this sort of visit. Dogs need to be kept on...More

Thank cathyej
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18 October 2017|
Response from Phee N | Reviewed this property |
There is a Road connecting the car parks from the Eastern road Roundabout secondary Carpark. There through to the bedhampton end is a tarmaced cycle path. The walk around the shoreline can be done with a buggy but it is a... More