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RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve

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Slightly Off the Beaten Track - But Wonderful

Hodbarrow Nature Reserve is located on the outskirts of Millom which is a small town north of... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
Gooddayahead
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Chester, United Kingdom
Beautiful views

Lovely walk with beautiful views. We saw lots of different birds here which our little boy loved... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Gemma H
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 November 2018

Hodbarrow Nature Reserve is located on the outskirts of Millom which is a small town north of Barrow in Furness, just off the A595. It was once a properly busy little industrial town based around iron mining. Now, all the industry has gone and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely walk with beautiful views. We saw lots of different birds here which our little boy loved. Only downside was the road and place to park your car - there are huge potholes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Stunning location. If you are in the area you MUST visit this location. We did the circular walk from Haverigg to Millom.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andy H
Reviewed 10 August 2018

This place has everything - Fantastic views of the Lakeland mountains to the northeast and the Duddon estuary to the southwest. There is a substantial purpose built hide overlooking the 200 acre freshwater lagoon which provides an excellent viewing platform for the many visiting birds...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Philip C
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

an absolute gem think it most of been a converted iron ore mine it is now a wildlife haven attracting birds such as teens sandwarblers and great crested grebes it is also home to some disused windmills which may be a bit dilapidated but add...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank davidmS8809AW
Reviewed 10 July 2018

For starters this is a great venue on a budget as parking is free and it is open all year. There are footpaths which take you to the sea wall which holds back the water in the large lagoon. A walk from the RSPB car...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

this was my second visit,my first was a little disappointing but it was up for with visit.The birds were amazing.You could hear the terns before you saw them.There were hundreds,sandwich,little and common terns.Many of them had chicks.There wereother birds as well.It is an out of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Maureen G
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Don't be put off by the surroundings there are lots of interesting birds to see best from the hide. This is a birders delight. The warden was there when we visited he was very helpful but he is not there all the time

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Walked around the nature reserve after a long walk up black coomb mountain..its very beautiful with loads of swans on the lake..its around Haverigg beach/ campsite that was also lovely.. there are remains of a castle thats nice to see and lots of wildlife. we...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Sarah J
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

Brilliant area to stroll around lots of well kept paths and information boards some with audio descriptions of the area, wildlife & plants. Whatever you do don't forget you binoculars the lagoon area supports lots of birds as well as the surrounding area & beach....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Response from Lissa98 | Reviewed this property |
When we visited the nature reserve, we saw other people who parked their car near the hide, so you can get closer to the hide without having to walk the whole path.
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