⚠ The Exe Estuary Viewing Platform needs some TLC and is partially closed whilst we remove part of the structure and assess next steps. The first half of the platform remains open for use as normal. The Bowling Green Marsh hide and the Lookout remain open as usual. We thank you for your patience and will keep you updated on works. Any queries, contact: exe.estuary@rspb.org.uk ⚠

You'll find Bowling Green and Goosemoor on the junction of the River Exe and the River Clyst, close to the town of Topsham. It's an ideal spot to watch birds up close, including spring and autumn migrating birds, and winter flocks of waders, ducks and geese feeding and resting, all from the comfort of the Lookout hide.

A haven for overwintering birds, autumn and winter are a busy time at Bowling Green Marsh. Flocks of Redshanks, Greenshanks and Dunlins and hundreds of Curlews arrive to find their high-tide roosting spots.

Plus, you can enjoy two reserves in one trip here, as RSPB Goosemoor is located just east of Bowling Green Marsh. To visit Goosemoor from Bowling Green, simply head under the railway bridge. For panoramic views across the reserve, take a walk or cycle along the elevated track to Darts Farm. The viewpoints along the way are great places to spot wetland birds like Black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks and Little Egrets.

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