Plan your visit
The reserve is open every day, 9am until dusk (open until 9pm in summer). Closed 25th December.
The visitor centre is open seven days a week, 9.30am-5pm (9.30am-4.30pm, November to January).
- Free entrance to RSPB members
Free entrance for first child
Free entrance for under 5s
- Other discounts
How to get here
The nearest train stations are at Neston (3.4miles) and Hooton (4.3miles). Neston is on the Wrexham-Bidston (Borderlands Line). Hooton is served by Merseyrail’s Wirral Line.
The nearest bus service stops at Ness Botanic Gardens (1.4miles from the reserve).
The Burton Marsh Greenway is a scenic cycle route to Burton from Chester and Wales and links with the Wirral Way in Neston.
The reserve is signposted off Puddington Lane, Burton, accessed via the A540 and 10 minutes from the M56.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
Only registered assistance dogs allowed into visitor centre, reserve trails and hides. Non-assistance dogs may be exercised on a lead in the car park only. Nearby Burton Marsh and Parkgate parts of the reserve have permissive footpaths where dogs are welcome on short leads.
Group booking information
We regularly welcome small groups of up to 20 people, with plenty of space to explore the reserve together. Groups of more than 10 people must book in advance, and guided tours are available for an additional charge. Bookings can be made by email on firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 0151 353 2720.
The reserve does not have coach parking facilities, however we can accommodate coach groups, with further information available on enquiry.
Schools booking information
We do not have an active schools on reserves programme, but can accommodate self-led visits on request.
There are resources available for KS1 and KS2 groups, charged at £50 for up to 30 children for a half day visit.