RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

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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:

  • Christine S
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Plenty of wildlife to see but children are not encouraged to go in the hides
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th August 2018
    Good walking clothes and shoes make for a pleasenter afternoon though any clothes would do as the paths are solid. Read full review
  • Denise S
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Lovely spot for visiting at all times of year!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 5th August 2018
    I have visited this RSPB centre many times over the years and consistently I find the staff to be really friendly and engaged with all visitors. They have succeeded in creating a atmosphere where it... Read full review
  • 85Alison
    Wirral,United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Post work evenkng amble
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th July 2018
    A truly peaceful place to connect with the outdoors and nature. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers. We spent about 3 hours there watching birds and other wildlife. A great experience to share or... Read full review

Facilities

Accessibility

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

Catering

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

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Provider Facilities

  • Toilets

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

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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