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The viewing platform on the edge of the dunes is an excellent spot from which to watch an array of waders on the beach and fishing terns, migrating skuas and wintering sea ducks, divers and grebes at sea. Island Hide gives views over the bird-filled freshwater marsh and along the edge of the freshwater reedbed where you can watch bearded tits and water rails feeding. We now have a new Parrinder Hide as part of this project. Fen hide overlooks the freshwater reedbed and is the perfect spot from which to see bitterns, bearded tits and marsh harriers.
There are three trails on the reserve and all are accessible to wheelchairs/pushchairs.The main path is approximately 1 km long and runs from the visitor centre to the beach.The Fen Trail was extended in September 2012, along with the East Trail and Autumn Trail. To the end of the East Trail is 700 m and to the end of the Autumn Trail is 1.2 km.Please note that the Autumn trail is only open between 1 August to 31 October to avoid disturbing the marsh harrier roost.Coming back from these trails you can rejoin the main path via the Meadow Trail, which is 100 m long.Sorry, dogs are only allowed on the main path (a public right of way).
We have a servery and inside eating area selling a selection of hot and cold food and drinks, as well as snacks and locally-made cakes.
There is a large selection of optics and books, plus daily optics demonstrations.
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