What's here? at Frampton Marsh
Available on site
Parking is not free to non-members, however, it is included in the reserve fee. Open daily. 50 spaces. 4 Blue Badge spaces 24 m from the visitor centre. Loose aggregate surface. 1 coach space. No formal drop-off point. No lighting in car park. No height restriction barrier. Bicycle racks available.
Open daily, 10am-4pm. Both accessible toilets are located in the visitor centre. Unisex accessible toilet has non-slip flooring.
Baby changing facilities are located in the toilets in the visitor centre.
The level, walk around our Reedbed Trail and up to the sea bank makes Frampton Marsh is the perfect place for a stroll in nature with a pushchair.
Prior to your visit, please contact the reserve directly for detailed information. Reedbed trail mostly flat on compacted aggregate. Steps and gentle slopes, grass paths and uneven ground on other paths.
There are 5 toilets in the visitor centre, open daily 10am – 4pm. There is an additional toilet by the front door open outside of these hours.
Our popular RSPB binoculars are available to hire on your visit: £7 RSPB Harriers Binocular hire is available daily from 10am, to be returned by visitor centre closing time. Last hire is an hour before closing.
Our friendly team are on-hand to welcome you on arrival and help you make the most of your visit. Our visitor centre is opposite the main car park, with a fantastic view over the reedbed lagoon, alive with ducks and swans. Entry by three steps or a ramp, both with handrails either side. Manual, outward opening, heavy door, often secured open during summer. Seating available. Information displayed in clear print format. Staff/volunteer available to assist. Sorry, no dogs in the visitor centre except assistance dogs.
Our picnic area is located outside the visitor centre and we have a number of other benches around the reserve. There are 6 picnic tables including 1 accessible tables.
We run an exciting programme of guided walks and other events throughout the year.
We have three hides (two with 360-degree views) and numerous benches overlooking the habitats here, although one of the advantages of Frampton Marsh is that you can see a lot of wildlife from the paths too. A wheelchair accessible viewpoint has been created on top of the sea bank, overlooking the saltmarsh, and can be accessed via a ramp which is located 100m from the sea bank car park. For further access along the sea bank, there is a public bridleway which runs along the top. It is usually firm but it is uneven and the surface can vary seasonally. Ask our staff about suitability when you arrive.
Our nature reserve has three signposted trails to help you explore this amazing landscape and the wildlife that calls it home. Reedbed trail mostly flat on compacted aggregate. Steps and gentle slopes, grass paths and uneven ground on other paths. Benches at view points at varying distances. Information boards in clear print format The Reebed Trail is 1.9km/1.2 miles long. Allow around 0.75 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you through reedbed and scrapes and includes 2 hides overlooking the habitats. The Wash Trail is 3.5km/2.2 miles long. Allow around 1.25 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you through reedbeds, scrapes, wet grassland and saltmarsh, and includes all 3 of our hides overlooking the reedbed, scrapes and wet grassland. There are three predator gates along this trail which may cause diffciulty for solo visitors, speak to our staff if you need to find out more. The Grassland Trail is 4.5 km/ 2.8 miles long. Allow around 1.75 hours to complete this trail. The route takes you through the reedbed, hedgerow, wet graqssland, scrapes and saltmarsh. We have a number of Public Rights of Way across the site, including the Sea bank and Grassland Trail. Please note reserve facilities fees still apply if you use either of the reserve car parks. There are gates in various places across our trails, please close these behind you to keep our special breeding areas free from ground-based predators.
Open 10am-4pm, last hot food orders at 3pm. A selection of hot and cold drinks, light lunches and delicious homemade cakes. Plant-based and gluten-free food options are available. Our friendly team are available to provide allergen information. We have oat and soya milk available.
Dogs are welcome on the public footpaths around the nature reserve. Please keep to the designated rights of way only. Please keep your dog on a lead and under close, effective control at all times.
BBQs are a fire risk, endangering other people and the precious wildlife and habitats here. They are not permitted here at any time.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all parts of the reserve.