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RSPB Middleton Lakes

B78 2ae, Tamworth, England
+44 1827 259454
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I can't believe that I've not visited this amazing reserve before today. It's literally 10 minutes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
L0z11
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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Excellent Reserve

Walked round on a very hot sunny day. Good variety of woodland and water and lots of birds to see... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham J
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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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“middleton hall” (26 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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B78 2ae, Tamworth, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I can't believe that I've not visited this amazing reserve before today. It's literally 10 minutes away from where I live. There is so much to see here; all kinds of small birds, herons, dragonflies and beautiful butterflies. It is also a beautiful place to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked round on a very hot sunny day. Good variety of woodland and water and lots of birds to see. I wore shorts and had to suffer some insect bites, nothing serious but long pants next time!More

Thank Graham J
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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Graham, thank you for taking the time to review RSPB Middleton Lakes, it is much appreciated. I am sorry that our biting things were not better behaved but this year in particular staff, volunteers and visitors seem to be at the bottom of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely well maintained reserve with meadow, woodland and wetland trails. Toilets and a little coffee shop adjacent to the reserve at Middleton Hall courtyard.More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you so much for your kind review of Middleton Lakes. Our small team of staff and many volunteers work hard to maintain the reserve and its great that you enjoyed your visit. As you say there is the courtyard nearby and a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great visit to this fantastic reserve. Vast area the only issue was that the lakes were a long way away from the parking area so if you are disabled this may be a problem. Brilliant variety of wildlife and an amazing hide. Wish every reserve...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind review and description. We are delighted that you have enjoyed your visit. As you say our woodland trail to the wetlands is a little way and currently not surfaced fully however the paths though have no steps or...More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Enjoyed a long stroll here yesterday afternoon. The path from the car park down to the lakes runs past a heronry and then through a wooded area where, normally, there is a fast flowing brook. Yesterday, it was just a trickle. At the edge of...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

What a lovely and comprehensive review, thank you so much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and saw so much. The little egrets that you saw may include some that are actually breeding in the heronry, these like the avocets are new...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Hard to believe this place is situated so near to the motorway network - and definitely worth a visit. With the nearby hall offering a decent coffee shop, it's a great place to park up and have a wander round at your own pace -...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We're so delighted that you and others are enjoying the reserve and will continue to visit and enjoy the changing seasons. As you say, Bake 180 is a...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

An absolute gem offering close up wildlife and lovely walks. Middleton lakes offers a number of walk routes with at least one route being suitable for dog walkers which keeps dogs away from the wetland wildlife areas. There are some lovely photography opportunities for close...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Aw what a lovely review and title, thank you so much. I am delighted that you have discovered Middleton Lakes and are enjoying your visits in the spring sunshine. If you are willing to share some of your photos from the nature reserve you can...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Had lunch had Middleton Courtyard cafe then went for a walk at Middleton lakes next door. Excellent routing , well signposted with easy access. Wheelchair friendly and very level. Handy sign posts telling you about the birds and what to look out for. Excellent few...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review and for such lovely comments. I am delighted that you enjoyed your walk in the sunshine and hope that we will welcome you back again soon. all the best, The Middleton Lakes team

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

May is a good time to visit. There is a little wooded area before the canal that is full of bluebells. There is a huge variety of birds and it is within walking distance of some nice pubs along the canal.More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you Helen for bringing everyone's attention to the lovely bluebells at this time of year. Ours is an 'ancient woodland' meaning that it has been wooded for at least the last 400 years, the bluebells, wild garlic and other plants are good indicators of...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2018

I come here a lot with my father and my grandfather. We always bring the dog and he enjoys going on the long walks. It is peaceful and beautiful. There is a lot of bird life so if you enjoy birdwatching, like my grandfather, I...More

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nick m, Manager at RSPB Middleton Lakes, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We are delighted that you, your grandfather and your dog all enjoy Middleton Lakes. Although some of our more sensitive trails are dog free there are plenty of parts of the...More

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Sophie P
24 July 2018|
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Response from nick m | Property representative |
Hi there, sorry we missed your question until today. Car parking and entry is £3 per car and free to RSPB members. If our volunteers are not on duty then please pay at our payment posts adjacent to the car park. All... More
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BellaGeorgeDomino
11 August 2016|
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Yes, they do have to be kept on leads. If you are not familiar with the area Kingsbury Water Park is good for dog walking too.
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