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Lackford Lakes

#8 of 58 things to do in Bury St Edmunds Features Animals
Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Kingfishers at Lackford Lakes

Was fortunate to only have to wait 10 mins for a photo opportunity of the Kingfisher. There are two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brentwood, United Kingdom
via mobile
Favourite birdy place!

We have been visiting the wonderful Lackford Lakes for about 4 years on and off during the seasons... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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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.
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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was fortunate to only have to wait 10 mins for a photo opportunity of the Kingfisher. There are two nesting sites one at the visitor centre and another on a nearby lake. Plenty of hides and lovely lakes, pleasant nature reserve with lovely views. Also...More

Thank debra_allen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been visiting the wonderful Lackford Lakes for about 4 years on and off during the seasons and have been lucky to see the Kingfisher, little egrets and herons perched on the large willow tree overlooking the lake. Great for children to spot. We...More

Thank chicochicochico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

beautiful walks and good hides plenty to see .Opportunities to see the kingfisher and other wildlife .The grounds are suitable for picnics and we heard the cuckoo

Thank anneandmikes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A gentle place brimming with peaceful paths, lakeside views and plenty of birdlife and insect life. This was my first visit and was surprised by the number of cars in the car park and then how devoid of people the site was. Plenty of hides...More

Thank Martin S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Lackford Lakes is a great place to visit for anyone interested in wildlife and leisurely walking. There are several easily accessible hides from which it is possible to view a wide variety of birds, including little egrets, great crested grebes and ducks galore. We visited...More

1  Thank seniorsue2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is on my door step however I didn’t know it was there. Free parking and entrance. We took a picnic and ate our lunch at the picnic benches watching the canoeists before completing the circular walk back to the Visitors Centre. My friends 5yr-old...More

Thank harry248141
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Love this place. Peace and calm. Had it all to ourselves. Gift ship a bit disappointing. Will go back.

1  Thank steven_wilkinson
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Lackford Lakes provides the ideal surrounding for a countryside walk. They also have a large variety of birds nesting at the site.

1  Thank JMacPherson1973
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Went on a recommendation and was not disappointed. If you want to see a gravel pit return to nature success story then this is the place to come. Stunning views, complimented with multiple, well placed viewing hides; copious nesting boxes and so many birds I...More

2  Thank Dwaaviationinc
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A nice spot for a walk. The hides are excellent and you could spend hours watching the birds, definitely bring binoculars. It is really quiet so you need to respect the serious spotters and keep reasonably quiet when moving around the hides. Muddy underfoot in...More

Thank Dave186225
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Roger W
where is the best place in lackford lakes to photo small birds.
15 February 2017|
Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
There are lots of hides for you to use they all look over lakes/water but if you walk past these you go over a small bridge into a wood there are lots of bird boxes and lots of small birds there