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Important notice

The shop will be closed from 3 pm onwards on Wednesday, 30 September due to a full stocktake. It will open as usual from 9.30 am the following day. The reserve and cafe will remain open throughout, and visitors will still be able to collect reserve permits from the centre after 3 pm.
Unfortunately, the stair lift to the cafe is out of order and will be repaired as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch out for the spectacular sky dance of our marsh harriers
  2. Take a stroll through the reeds listening for our 'booming' bittern
  3. Get up early to experience the fantastic sound of the dawn chorus

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Watch the red deer grazing around the pools or join us for a deer watch in the evening
  2. Enjoy seeing the butterflies and dragonflies as they drift by, searching for food
  3. Be amazed at the sight of marsh harriers passing food to each other while flying

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Get some great views of the charming bearded tits coming out of the reeds
  2. Enjoy an autumnal woodland walk, then treat yourself to some scrummy cake in the cafe!
  3. Welcome back our winter birds from their summer vacation

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Stay until dusk and watch for huge flocks of starlings coming to roost
  2. Get a special glimpse of a bittern venturing to the edge of the frozen pools
  3. Look for some more unusual visitors to our woodland bird feeding station

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  • Pano from the top of the tower
  • Misty Leighton Moss
  • Leighton Moss in the morning
  • Pied-billed Grebe in the weeds
  • Pied-billed Grebe
  • Not a bird at all, a rabbit!
  • Cute Birds
  • Strange birds!

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Map of Leighton Moss

Map of Leighton Moss

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Date: 15 September 2015


Leighton Moss cafe menu

Leighton Moss cafe menu

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