Open bodies of water are a rarity in south Wiltshire making Langford Lakes nature reserve an attractive stopping off point for a host of wild birds, and those who enjoy bird watching.
Owned by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, the reserve is made up of three lakes, meadows and the River Wylye forms part of its border. Summer visitors can settle into one of three bird hides to watch for Canada geese, tufted duck, great-crested grebe, pochard and the spectacular osprey has also been spotted. Patient watchers may even spot the turquoise flash of the kingfisher as it hunts for food. As spring arrives, watch the grebes rising out of the water and shaking their heads in their dramatic courtship display. Thoughout the winter, shoveler and wigeon arrive to join the resident ducks. One of the UK’s most endangered and elusive birds, the bittern, have occasionally been seen creeping silently through the reeds at the water’s edge in the dark winter days.
Work undertaken by the Trust has made the river an excellent home for salmon, brown trout and grayling. Recently, otter and water vole have been spotted in and around the river.
The Trust operates catch and release fishing at Langford Lakes.
No dogs allowed on site.
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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|
- Free Entry
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- Village Location
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
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- Car parking
- Parking (free)
- Event venue
- Free car parking
- Open all year