Ready, sett, go! Badger watching experiences at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands

Chris Collett

Tuesday 31 July 2018

Badgers are one of the iconic mammals of the British landscape, but as an animal that is mainly active at night, not many people get the opportunity to see them. Staff at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands near Neston are therefore excited to offer a range of badger watching experiences to visitors this summer.

On Thursdays throughout August (beginning from Thursday 9 August onwards), a ‘Badgerwatch’ guided walk will take place each week, to help visitors discover more about the nocturnal habits of badgers and to view them in a popular feeding spot. Cost £12 (RSPB members £9.50). Spaces are limited, so booking is essential by phoning 0151 353 2720 or emailing 

Those looking for a more exclusive encounter can book the new badger watching hide. Available of an evening for a unique viewing and photography opportunity, participants will get stunning, close-up views of the badgers as they come out to feed. The area is lit to offer the chance of quality photographs. Cost £80 (£65 RSPB members) for up to 2 people. To book, email 

Dan Trotman, Visitor Experience Manager at Burton Mere Wetlands said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer these exciting badger watching experiences to the public. Whether you’re looking for a short stroll in the evening to see these magnificent creatures coming out to feed, or a more intimate experience in the hide to take photographs, we have something to suit everyone.”

For further information on events and wildlife spectacles at RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands, visit 

Last Updated: Tuesday 28 August 2018

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