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RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

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Tel: 0151 353 8478

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RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
  • RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
  • RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
  • RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands
  • RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

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About Us

Outstanding beauty, an abundance of wildlife and a rich history can all be found in this unique landscape.

Many years of hard work have created this vibrant wetland on the border of England and Wales. The reedbeds, wet grassland and fens now support an array of amazing wildlife, alongside farmland which is managed in a nature-friendly way. Admire the remarkable view of the wetlands from the comfort of our unique reception area, complete with wood-burning stove for the cold winter months.

A gentle stroll along the trails immerses you in the wetland that is home to breeding avocets, lapwings and other wading birds in summer, and an array of different ducks and geese in winter. Dazzling dragonflies burst into life in summer and dart around the path edges; if you’re lucky you might see a kingfisher too. The woodland is carpeted with bluebells in spring and the trails edged with other wonderful wildflowers throughout summer.

If you’re feeling energetic, venture up to Burton Point for a look at the Wirral’s only Iron Age hillfort and enjoy unrivalled views of the estuary and the Welsh hills, then come back to unwind with a drink and snack in our cosy reception. Take part in one of our exciting events to learn more or just for the interaction with the friendly RSPB team.

Guide Prices

Free entry for RSPB members.
Non-members: adults £4
Concessions (over 65) £3
Children (5 and over) £2
Free admission for the first child and under 5s.

Directions

Road Directions

By road: off Puddington Lane, Burton, accessed via the A540 and 10 minutes from the M56

Public Transport Directions

By public transport: the nearest train stations are Neston (3.4 miles) and Hooton (4.3miles). Neston is on the Wrexham-Bidston line (Borderlands Line). Hooton is served by Merseyrail’s Wirral Line. The nearest bus service stops at Ness Botanic Gardens (1.4 miles away). On foot or bicycle, the Burton Marsh Greenway offers a safe, scenic route to the village from Chester and Wales.

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Recent Reviews:

  • Carol T
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Increasing Wildlife
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 15th May 2018
    Burton is a lovely RSPB site which is becoming established now as more birds are nesting here. Had a sighting of the kingfisher which several photographers had seen and I got a bad photo! But it was... Read full review
  • mike s
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    An all-round delight
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th May 2018
    This was my first visit to Burton Mere; there'll be more! I was met at the impressive Reception by a team of lovely, knowledgeable and informative ladies who not only knew their own reserve but also... Read full review
  • ACFNewmarket_Suffolk
    Newmarket
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 6th May 2018
    Visited here while staying in Neston, just up the road. We are both members of the RSPB and the visit was well worthwhile. Along with the usual waders and marsh birds we were able to spit some of the... Read full review

Facilities

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors - Some areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Light refreshments available only

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Opening Times

Reserve (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 21:00*
Reception building (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00*

* Our visitor reception is open 9.30 am–5 pm (9.30 am-4.30 pm November to January).

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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