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Burton Mere Wetlands, Neston

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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.
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  • We had attempted to visit here previously but didn't have enough cash to pay to get in and they did not accept card payments so we had to come away and try again another day. The staff are all very fr...  more »
  • Welcomed as I arrived by a well informed staff member. Explaining where to go to see what. Nice gravel paths and boardwalks most of the site would be easily accessible for disabled visitors. Views ove...  more »
  • This used to be a hot spot for bird sightings with little or no parking and facilities. It is still an excellent birding spot with good parking and adequate facilities. Staff are very helpful and will...  more »