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Quiet but interesting

A great site for a variety of bird and other wildlife. Meadow butterflies and other... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Good all year round reserve

Getting a good selection of birds all year round, can be a bit exposed in the winter so take warm... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
Robert H
Basildon, United Kingdom
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Bowers Marsh is an ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries. Now, after careful restoration, it's ready and waiting for you to...more
Church Road | Bowers Gifford, Basildon SS13 2HG, England
+44 1268 498620
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

A great site for a variety of bird and other wildlife. Meadow butterflies and other insects. Quite exposed in places so take suitable outdoor gear Be aware of aggressive dog owners for whom the signs don't matter

Thank mazbev
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Getting a good selection of birds all year round, can be a bit exposed in the winter so take warm waterproof clothing and gloves. Lots of waterfowl, waders, passing migrants and birds of prey.

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Visited this site on a Friday morning for a walk around the reserve.. While there is no significant infrastructure at the site, other than a few picnic table and benches, this site is definitely worth a visit.There are plenty of car parking spaces at the...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Nice place for bird watching, but no facilities or cover whatsoever. Big car park though. The lack of facilities will probably keep all but avid bird watchers away, which makes it less likely birds will be scared away by noisy children or dogs. It's also...More

Thank Alby P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Had a very nice walk around Bowers Marsh. There are no facilities but still a great place for a walk.

Thank denisebaker2935
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I had the whole marsh to myself, as it was a weekday afternoon, I only saw two humans and one dog and that was when I was leaving ! It was my first visit to this RSPB but I was not dissapointed. The Marsh has...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 September 2016

3rd visit here and found some wonderful things to capture on camera , having just started out getting the interest for our wild life , I found it really enjoyable , lovely long walks and plenty to see , glad for the picnic area's though...More

Thank RogerW1889
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Have paid many a visit to Bowers Marsh and had a good walk with mixture of birds and wildlife. My first siting of Cuckoos where here earlier this year

Thank JohnBsTrips
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The approach road has now been relaid and makes your visit much more enjoyable This year has been a good year for nesting Avocets ,Redshanks and Lapwing on the reserve and has had great numbers of birds on and around the reserve .at the moment...More

Thank barbelangler
Reviewed 12 October 2015

Not now living in Essex and parents not able to get out and about on their own, it was a surprise on recent visits to see an RSPB sign from the old back road at Bowers Gifford. We had last driven down the signed road...More

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