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Lackford Lakes

#10 of 60 things to do in Bury St Edmunds Features Animals
Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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nice walks and birdwatching

A Suffolk Wildlife trust reserve. Nice walk around the lakes with bird hides. A centre with info... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Kingfisher Photography

Well wow where to start. I travel all round the country going to reserves to photograph wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gary M
Bedford, United Kingdom
via mobile
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From iridescent kingfishers to swirling clouds of starlings, the landscape of lakes, reedbed, meadow and woodland makes Suffolk Wildlife Trust's Lackford Lakes a wildlife oasis, offering close-up encounters with nature all year round. The reserve, trails and hides are open daily from dawn to dusk. Call in to the visitor centre for panoramic views of the reserve... coffee, cake and ice cream... and wildlife explorer back packs for young adventurers. Family activities and adult wildlife courses take place at Lackford Lakes throughout the year; follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep in touch.
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Lackford, Bury St Edmunds IP28 6HX, England
+44 1284 728706
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A Suffolk Wildlife trust reserve. Nice walk around the lakes with bird hides. A centre with info, refreshments and WC facilities. large car park

Thank annandjohn2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well wow where to start. I travel all round the country going to reserves to photograph wildlife but Lackford Lakes is stunning. I went in a hope of photographing Kingfishers and boy I wasn't disappointed. I saw so many I was there 11 hours and...More

1  Thank Gary M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to stroll round. It has walks of different lengths and some hides for bird watching . The visitor centre has a list of birds seen in the previous few days. Small cafeteria with a poor choice of food but a...More

Thank MerelyP
Reviewed 18 July 2017

what a brilliant value for money day - the amount of information and background on Damselflies and Dragonflies was superb

Thank clarebunno
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Pleasant walks and great wildlife and some fantastic views, but made the mistake of coming here when it was really hot once so much better the 2nd time around still warm but overcast got to see a lot more of the place.

Thank 160alicew
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Nice little reserve just outside of Bury St Edmunds. The car park is found at the end of a short drive down a track after taking the left at the fork and round to the right. It is signposted on the track. There is a...More

Thank Scott-KTM950
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Was fortunate to only have to wait 10 mins for a photo opportunity of the Kingfisher. There are two nesting sites one at the visitor centre and another on a nearby lake. Plenty of hides and lovely lakes, pleasant nature reserve with lovely views. Also...More

Thank debra_allen
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We have been visiting the wonderful Lackford Lakes for about 4 years on and off during the seasons and have been lucky to see the Kingfisher, little egrets and herons perched on the large willow tree overlooking the lake. Great for children to spot. We...More

Thank chicochicochico
Reviewed 25 May 2017

beautiful walks and good hides plenty to see .Opportunities to see the kingfisher and other wildlife .The grounds are suitable for picnics and we heard the cuckoo

Thank anneandmikes
Reviewed 20 May 2017

A gentle place brimming with peaceful paths, lakeside views and plenty of birdlife and insect life. This was my first visit and was surprised by the number of cars in the car park and then how devoid of people the site was. Plenty of hides...More

Thank Martin S
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Helen C
30 July 2017|
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Response from harry248141 | Reviewed this property |
sorry no swimming
Elizabeth Ann A
22 May 2017|
Response from harry248141 | Reviewed this property |
sorry I do not know