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Doffcocker Lodge

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A little gem of a reserve

My regular Sunday morning walk, it's a joy to watch the changing seasons and the wildlife that come... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
callcentreman
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Lovely in the Sun

I went here just the other day in 22°C sunny weather, was lovely, sat by the side of the lake on a... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
Andrew W
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248 Markland Hill Lane, Bolton BL2 6DH, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

My regular Sunday morning walk, it's a joy to watch the changing seasons and the wildlife that come and go. the habitat is dominated by the lodge and reed beds but the boggy nature also attracts passage migrants and my personal favourite resident Willow Tits....More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I went here just the other day in 22°C sunny weather, was lovely, sat by the side of the lake on a bench I’m just appreciated the moment, well worth a visit, best little nature place I’ve been to in Bolton yet.

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Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

This walk is close to our house and provides a nice semi rural environment to go for a walk. We have several choices in the locality but this is a good one when the weather has been wet. Several of our option can be really...More

Thank OfftheirP
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice walk around the circular and fed the ducks. Ideal for young families, as the walk is not very long and is pram friendly

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Doffcocker lodge is just behind an office I use and I see it thought the year in all weathers and light conditions. It is always interesting. I often take the opportunity to walk around and am impressed by the variety of habitats and views. It...More

Thank tomrs2014
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

It's not the biggest place but what a lovely walk and you can really relax and take your time, a lot of wildlife around and parking if your near worth a look

Thank dannybmanchester14
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Live close to the lodge so it's a regular walk....there's a decent size car park the paths although can be muddy are wheelchair accessible....occasional inconsiderate dog walker but on the whole a good place to be if you like to watch birds, feed ducks, or...More

Thank Myddlewytch
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

When ever we fancy some fresh air but not going to phone this place is perfect. It takes about 20 minutes to walk all the way around and you see something different every time you go. There is a wide range of birdlife and lots...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

It's a nice walk in an urban area with a good range of birds and plants. Nice to go in the winter when frosty as the frost on the grasses and reeds is lovely

Thank David H
Reviewed 13 August 2016

You can access it by car, bus or just walk. It's a really pleasant stroll around taking in the sights, wildlife and the people. The only problem that some of the dog walkers are not as careful as they should be.

Thank Barry M
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Denise G
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Response from Myddlewytch | Reviewed this property |
You used to be able to do, with a licence, but there were problems with people fishing out of season and taking wildfowl so I'm unsure if fishing is still allowed. On saying that, the fishing points are still well maintained.
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