Fowlmere is a R.S.P.B nature reserve set in 86 acres of reedbeds and pools fed by natural chalk springs, and a chalk stream which runs through the reserve. The reserves special birds include kingfishers, water rails, and nine species of warblers, including sedge warblers, reed warblers and grasshopper warblers. Starlings, thrushes and buntings, including corn buntings, roost on the reserve in the winter. The nature trail is partly wheelchair and pushchair accessible, as are two of the three hides. As with all these sites please observe the Country Code, take your litter home with you, keep dogs on a lead, where dogs are allowed, and keep to marked paths to avoid disturbing wildlife.

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Cambridgeshire, East Anglia, East of England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Fowlmere Rspb Reserve


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Situated on Sustrans cycle route.


Shepreth 2 miles away. From station walk into village, after 200 m turn right opposite village hall, after 30 m turn left into Frog End, after 500 m turn left through field gate opposite church onto footpath that follows River Shep, after 500 m cross A10, beware of traffic, and turn right alongside A10. After 250 m continue on blocked off road, after 250 m turn left on to public footpath opposite Green Man pub, after 200 m turn right and follow River Shep, after 700 m turn left onto single track road, beware of traffic, after 400 m turn right into reserve RSPB sign.


Dunsbridge Turnpike, outside Country Homes and Gardens, 1 mile, walk towards Melbourn; after 300 m, cross road and turn left on to single track road to Fowlmere, beware of traffic, after 0.75 mile, turn right into reserve, RSPB sign.


From the A10, Cambridge to Royston, turn towards Fowlmere at the Fowlmere Shepreth crossroads, no RSPB sign, after 1 mile, turn right by the cemetery, RSPB sign, after another 0.6 mile, turn left into the reserve, RSPB sign.


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Dawn - Dusk


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