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Lackford Lakes

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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Good hides, friendly staff & lots of species of wildlife

This site is best known for Kingfishers & larger water birds, but there is an abundance of smaller... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris D
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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Well managed with good hides

This has become a favorite destination since we moved to Suffolk two years ago. It is well set out... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Allan C
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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
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+44 1284 728706
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This site is best known for Kingfishers & larger water birds, but there is an abundance of smaller birds & other wildlife, such as this Weasel I saw in one of the woodland areas. There are many migrant birds that pass through the area at...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This has become a favorite destination since we moved to Suffolk two years ago. It is well set out and managed with good maps and well maintained paths which were not too muddy even in the recently wet weather.The hides are among the best in...More

Thank Allan C
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a great nature reserve and we have traveled over 2 hours from our home town to visit this reserve on a number of occasions. The visitor centre is lovely to stop for a coffee and a slice of cake, with lovely views of...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

A lovely spot for wildlife lovely walks a very pleasant spot, staff and volunteers very kind and helpful. However the coffee is awful and tasteless.

Thank rogerraven
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

This Suffolk Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve is excellent! I clocked up over 50 species of birds on a cold winter day, including kingfisher. The facilities are good and the staff are helpful and informative. I have visited this reserve in different seasons and it never...More

Thank Graham R
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I only had a brief visit to the reserve when staying at the barns next door for a wedding. I was lucky enough to get there in time to see the starlings coming in to roost with a spectacular and warm view from the upstairs...More

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Great fun. Staff are so helpful and friendly. Nice mixture of trick or treat, crafts and fun walking in the dark and looking for leopard slugs, snails etc. Worth it.

Thank chonkie1976
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

A lovely day if you want to have tranquility to do a bit of birdwatching, lovely facilities, good cafe, clean toilets, pleny of hides to visit, don't restrict yourself to these though you see some other wild life outside of these!

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We managed to spend hours here walking between the various hides and relaxing while watching the local wildlife. While the best camera we had was on our phones, the serious photographers with lenses to match were happy to show us some of their captures.

Thank Carl M
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Spent an enjoyable afternoon walking around this nature reserve, it was quite and relaxing, with an abundance of wild flowers insects and bird life. The hides were easy to access dry and comfortable with viewing windows over the lakes. We did not see a kingfisher...More

Thank Richard W
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Response from harry248141 | Reviewed this property |
we have enjoyed going at different times of the day and therefore seen many different birds... there are a couple of very friendly robins if you take the path towards the bigger lakes
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