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About Burton Mere Wetlands

Adult black-tailed godwit

Image: Steve Round

Wildfowl and wading birds in winter, warblers in spring, vast panoramas and a fascinating history are just some of the highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands. Straddling the border between England and Wales, this is a unique landscape. Many years of hard work have restored reedbeds, fenland and farmland.

Opening times

Our reception building is open between 9.30 am and 5 pm. The reserve is open between 9 am and 9 pm, or dusk if sooner.

Entrance charges

RSPB members get in free. For non-members, it's £4 adults, £6 family, £1 kids, concessions £2.

From 1 January, the prices will change to adult £4; concession £3; child £2 (under-5s free and first child of family goes free). RSPB members will still get in for free.

If you are new to birdwatching...

Burton Mere Wetlands is perfect if you're new to birdwatching, as the entire reserve has been designed to get you closer to nature. It has relaxed, modern facilities with excellent access for people of all abilities.

Information for dog owners

No dogs allowed, except registered assistance dogs

Contact us

Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 53.257862,-3.021908
  • Postcode: CH64 5SF
  • Grid reference: SJ319739
  • Nearest town: Neston, Cheshire
  • County: Cheshire
  • Country: England

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