RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Puddington Lane, Burton, Cheshire, CH64 5SF

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Tel: 0151 353 8478

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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 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

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:

  • AnneMarie775
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Great morning
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 21st August 2018
    Lovely place to go. Nice walk. Coffee available to buy. Rent binoculars for £3. Parking is free. Peaceful place Read full review
  • Ralph S
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Lovely day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 16th September 2018
    Beautiful and informative day out they always put something on for the kids to keep their interest. We spent most of the day ambling round reading the plaques and information and taking a stroll down... Read full review
  • BarringtonSteele
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Amazing Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th November 2018
    Upon arriving we were greeted by one of the knowledgeable staff, who gave us a rundown fo the facilities and what we should expect to see, along with anything we should look out for. The reserve... 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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