2020: Activity 2 – RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve

Today Boy 1 and I visited Saltholme Nature Reserve.

This summer I’ve shared regular updates of what we’ve been up to during the school holidays – you can see a summary at our 2020: 42 Activities of Summer page. 

Here’s a Relive video sharing our experience.

 

And some photos….

The website state’s it’s £3 for adults, £1.50 for children (first child free, under 5’s free). or free for RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) members.  There was no one collecting any fees.  The sites was open but the cafe, toilets, and park were closed.

Boy 1 was disappointed about the park (as he was hoping to have his first play since coronavirus, and it looks amazing), but was pleased to see flitting pond skaters and a slug.

I liked being immersed in nature, in the middle of industrial works and the big blue Transporter Bridge.  On the trip to and from the reserve, we drove close to big working steam towers, electricity pylons, and factories of interesting shapes and sizes – fascinating in themselves.  I also enjoyed our walk.  I was hoping to do the longest route (which would have added 1.3 miles to our 2.6 mile walk), but we cut back too soon in error.  Next time we’re in the area we’ll try again.

Have you been to the RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve?  Or any others throughout the UK?

#RSBPSaltholmeNatureReserve  #ReliveVideo

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