RSPB Fen Drayton Lakes Reserve

This complex of lakes and traditional riverside meadows next to the River Great Ouse used to be gravel workings. It is a fantastic place to explore and watch birds with huge numbers of ducks, swans and geese on the lakes in winter. In summer, terns, hobbies and a variety of dragonflies are regularly seen. Otters also live here, but are rarely seen. Several public rights-of-way and trails cross the reserve. Disabled access is possible to one of the viewing screens. Please call for more information.
Open at all times.
None, though donations to help us continue our work here are appreciated.
Wildfowl flocks can be seen from autumn to spring, with breeding warblers, hedgerow and wetland birds from spring to autumn.
Some family events are held. Please check the events page for details.
Dogs are only allowed on public footpaths and bridleways

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  • Sunday: Sunny, 6° C
  • Monday: Light rain, 11° C