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Nature Reserve, free entry


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01354 680212


Welches Dam,
PE15 0NF


RSPB nature reserve. Provides important breeding habitat for waders and ducks during summer months. Also a good site to view dragonflies. During winter months, flooding provides good viewing conditions for large numbers of wintering ducks and swans. Visitor centre provides information about the reserve and 10 hides allow viewing of the reserve at all times.

Coach parties acceptedPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groups

Children welcomeDogs accepted

Opening details

Closed Christmas


Free entry


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Map reference: TL 470858  Lat: 52.45123 Long: 0.16221

By Road:
Between Chatteris and March on A141, take B1093 to Manea. Reserve office and visitor centre located off Welches Dam.

By Public Transport:
From Manea station it is 3 miles to RSPB Ouse Washes.

Parking: free


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted