Burton Mere Wetlands, Neston
Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Burton Mere Wetlands is a nature reserve on the Dee Estuary straddling the border between Cheshire, England and Flintshire, Wales. It is run by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and incorporates their older Inner Marsh Farm reserve. It lies near the village of Burton, about 3 km south of Neston. It has all been developed by the RSPB and includes a large area of mixed wetland habitats, bluebell woodlands, and arable fields all managed to attract wildlife.The reserve is open from 9am until 9pm (or dusk if sooner) and the reception hide is open from 9:30am until 5pm. There is a charge for non-members of the RSPB.HistoryThe site consisted of tidal mudflats until the late 19th century when it was reclaimed during the building of the Wrexham to Bidston railway line. The resulting land was used for grazing and duck shooting and was later used for arable farming.The RSPB bought land for the original Inner Marsh Farm reserve in 1986 and the reserve opened in June 1992. Three shallow, freshwater pools were created as well as a footpath leading to a hide overlooking the pools. Because of restrictions from the local council, the RSPB did not publicise the reserve and access was originally for members only. The reserve was closed on Tuesdays for essential maintenance. There was a small car park at the end of an untarmacked road, signposted for Burton Point Farm, off Station Road.Arrange to visit Burton Mere Wetlands and other attractions in Neston using our Neston family vacation planner.
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We went in the Heritage week when it was free on Tuesday 7 September. We had a lovely walk up to the Iron Age fort. It was interesting to see all the migrating birds..
Took the grandchildren to see the wildlife at a Burton Mere. Lots of keen Twitchers with large cameras and binoculars. Saw a Heron and some ducks, there were lots of mozzies down there did not stay lo... read more »
If you are interested in water birds this is the place to come and spot them but there are also other things to see including wildlife in all shapes and sizes. Lovely walks along well kept paths throu... read more »
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