RSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve
Get closer to nature by walking the trails leading through the RSPB reserve at Sandy, Beds.
Look for woodpeckers, nuthatches and treecreepers in the woods and dragonflies over the ponds in the summer.
Bluebells abound in the spring and the heather comes alive in late summer.
Walk across to the Iron Age hillfort on Galley hill, giving commanding views across the Ivel valley. Buzzards and other birds of prey can often be seen soaring over the ridge here.
Children can take our 'BirdBingo' sheets, as well as Wildlife explorer rucksacks, to discover more along the way.
Visit our shop for a wide range of gifts, optics, books, bird feeders and bird food as well as nest boxes and homes for wildlife.
You can enjoy an ice cream, drink or a snack or bring a picnic to enjoy sitting on the benches on our lawn.
£4 per vehicle charge covers parking and entrance to reserve. Free to RSPB members.
Open all the time
The reserve is open all year round. The car park opens 7am to 9pm or dusk if earlier and is shut on Christmas day and Boxing day. The shop is open 9am to 5pm weekdays and 10am to 5pm at weekends and Bank Holidays. Closed Christmas and Boxing day.
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VenueRSPB The Lodge Nature Reserve
The Lodge, Patton Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
Map reference: TL 188478 Lat: 52.11601 Long: -0.26501
Turn into Sandy from the A1. Follow signs for Potton. Reserve entrance on Sandy to Potton Road on right. Disabled parking close to shop and by the bird hide.
By Public transport:
It is a 10 minute walk from the station.
Parking : with charge
Nearest station : 1 mile (1.6 kms) from Sandy station
Events at this venue
|Tue 21 May 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|
|Fri 24 May 2013||Birds 4 Beginners|
|Tue 28 May 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|
|Thu 30 May 2013||What's that warbler?|
|Tue 4 Jun 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|
|Thu 6 Jun 2013||Optics Demo|
|Sun 9 Jun 2013||The Herbalist's walk|
|Tue 11 Jun 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|
|Sat 15 Jun 2013||Twilight walk|
|Tue 18 Jun 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|
|Sat 22 Jun 2013||Bees, bugs and beasties|
|Tue 25 Jun 2013||Tuesday morning walkers|