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.

Opening Times

Reserve (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 21:00*
Reception building (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)
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

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:

  • Serin349
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A great reserve
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd February 2019
    This is a brilliant nature reserve to visit. There are a few hides and also a visitor centre where you can get a hot drink on colder days. We have been here a few times and always enjoy the variety... Read full review
  • maggiecoathup68
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Did not know about this place and it’s right on my doorstep
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 27th February 2019
    Lovely place to go -make sure you take cash for entry as there’s no card facilities. Nearest cash point is 20 min round trip. Very enthusiastic staff who explain the benefits of joining rspb if you... Read full review
  • Mandy B
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    First timers
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 4th April 2019
    Had an amazing time at this superb wetland bird sanctuary with a friend. The staff on hand couldn't have been more friendly or nicer. Very informative even though we are new to bird watching... 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

Contact Us

Tel: 0151 353 8478

Tel: 0151 353 8478

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