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Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve

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Woodview Holmeswood Road, Rufford L40 1TG, England
+44 1704 821809
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Nice place for a relaxing walk

The reserve has 3 trails to follow which take you round the reserve which are clearly marked and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Normsthename
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Bolton, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

We went on a rainy day but still enjoyed a walk around stopping at the various hides along the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
pollyoppy
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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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“bird life” (3 reviews)
“car parking” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Woodview Holmeswood Road, Rufford L40 1TG, England
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+44 1704 821809
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The reserve has 3 trails to follow which take you round the reserve which are clearly marked and they provide you with a good map. All the trails are flat and apart from one or too muddy areas are suitable for wheelchairs, prams and small...More

Thank Normsthename
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a rainy day but still enjoyed a walk around stopping at the various hides along the route. Very helpful volunteers around too.

Thank pollyoppy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure you pay for parking before leaving the place as you'll have to pay again if you go back in to pay.. Only £2 for all day though so it's not worth trying to getaway with it! Just register your number and make sure...More

1  Thank 49Pam
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Regularly go for pleasant walk. Only £2 for whole day. Toilets in Centre, Friendly staff. Take post code or you could miss it.

Thank Bugs1947
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Avoid at all costs!! car park is a major scam and Mere Sands Wood don't care, They are all about making money by robbing it from hard working people.

Thank liverpool215
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Car parking costs £2 for a full day. Your registration number is recorded on arrival and again on departure. There is a single machine where you enter our registration number and pay the £2 - cash only, no change given. From the car park there...More

Thank AlanReeve
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

My husband visits with his camera on a regular basis to photograph the wildfowl. The visitor centre and hides are well maintained with extension plans in place. Great woodland walks with bird feeding areas. Car park fees always very reasonable with revenue going to fund...More

1  Thank MrsDalesDiary
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

In comparison with the nearby Martin Mere, this reserve is quiet and far more suited to walkers and birdwatchers. There are interesting birds on the water (spot the kingfisher !) and paths are good for wheelchairs. £2 for parking (read the signs carefully) is the...More

1  Thank SFTWigan
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

My husband and I are regular visitors to Meresands woods..We love to walk here, there is always so much going on with wildlife and fungus and dragonflies . It's such a peaceful place to spend an hour or two.. There are hides situated around the...More

1  Thank zelhigginson
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

We visit quite often and a are members of the Lancashire Wildlife Trust. We saw a Kingfisher on Sunday morning. The site is well managed and has some very nice walks. Most have good level access. The car park is not that large and has...More

1  Thank John H
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Lynn D
29 January 2018|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
Glad someone answered first. I'm not sure of the distances. I hope you get to give it a try sometime.
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Ray H
7 February 2017|
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Response from Lindsay B | Property representative |
We are sorry to hear that you have received a parking charge notice following the change from a voluntary to a compulsory charge for parking in April 2016. For 10 years we had a machine on the car park to accept a... More
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