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RSPB Arne

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Address: Arne Road, Arne BH20 5BJ, England
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+44 1929 553360
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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RSPB Arne is one of the RSPB's flagship sights. A mix of heath land,...

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.

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Interesting day out

Having seen Winterwatch broadcast from Arne we made the effort to visit for a day. Luke in the visitor centre was very helpful and informative and we duly set off following the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Southampton
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66 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having seen Winterwatch broadcast from Arne we made the effort to visit for a day. Luke in the visitor centre was very helpful and informative and we duly set off following the various trails to Shipstal beach. On route in the morning we saw and heard several great spotted woodpeckers, saw various robins, wrens etc and in the afternoon we... More 

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Hampshire
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103 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful day and a half here, the highlight being the bird walk led by very knowledgeable volunteers. We saw a rich variety of birds and other animals, including spoonbills, red breasted mergansers, peregrine etc. It's a delightful place to walk around and has not been commercialised. That said, there is a nice shop - where I bought... More 

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Thank hampshiresparrowhawk
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31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I visited Arne with my 9yr old son after joining the RSPB late last year. After seeing Arne on BBCs Winter watch we were keen to visit to see all the wildlife. The reserve is set on the edge of Poole harbour and is so peaceful and full of wildlife to see and photograph. We saw lots of Sika Deer... More 

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Thank Antony S
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Arne RSPB to see the Spoonbill and Dartford Warbler. We were not disapointed. Saw both and so much more. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly, also in the cafe. A Very well organised RSPB Beautiful scenery and Wild Life. An amazing visit.

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Thank Laurence P
England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very wet day after crowds the previous day but all staff were very friendly and helpful. Especially the man in the hide who was able to answer all our questions and more! Good scope and binoculars also available and charts to identify all birds seen. Great walk through the very damp landscape. Lots to be seen from the hide.

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Thank muffinn2
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK perhaps better times of the year to visit this attraction - but even in January the walks around the woods down to the water was well worth it. I did two walks the 'red' route followed by the Coombe Heath walk. You come here for the walking and bird watching - frankly i am not a bird watcher but... More 

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Thank Woolf
Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As an RSPB volunteer I helped at Arne when BBC Winterwatch was being made. The walks at Arne are really beautiful even in poor weather .Its an excellent place for all the family to be together and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature. The views are breathtaking across the water, with numerous wadding birds to see Easy walks with... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Fabulous scenery in a beautiful, remote setting. Excellent for walking, relaxing and enjoying the wildlife. Views over the adjoining Poole Harbour are idyllic. The RSPB provides excellent visitor facilities

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

An amazing secluded little beach at the end of a nice, countryside walk. Overlooks Poole Harbour and Brownsea Island. All this for the cost of a £3 parking ticket. Recommended to all.

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dorset
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We used to love walking around Arne and watching wildlife and many different birds Since the filming of autumn Watch is has become far too busy, lots of noisy people many with dogs, the hides are full the paths are busy. Even the overflow car park gets full, such a shame, guess it will only get worse after Winter Watch... More 

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