Entry into RSPB reserves

RSPB Jonno replied on 10/12/2019 09:06

Posted on 10/12/2019 09:06

December 2019 sees the end of a long period (16 years) of the partnership between the RSPB and Caravan and Motorhome Club.  We have enjoyed the long relationship but due to the need to ensure maximum funding for RSPB we are no longer able to offer free entry and car parking into RSPB nature reserves for Caravan and Motorhome Club members.

There are many seasonal activities happening on the RSPB sites in the month and winter sees some stunning wildlife spectacles. There are some great places to find unusual Christmas presents for friends and family of all ages and tastes with shops at:

Arne, Dorset;
Bempton Cliffs, Yorkshire;
Carsington, Derbyshire;
Conwy, Conwy
Darts Farm, Devon;
Dee Estuary, Cheshire;
Dungeness, Kent;
Fairburn Ings, West Yorkshire;
Lake Vyrnwy, Shropshire
Leighton Moss, Powys;
Loch Garten, Caigngorms;
Loch Leven, Perth and Kinross;
Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire;
Minsmere, Suffolk;
Newport Wetlands, Newport;
Old Moor, Barnsley District;
Pulborough Brooks, West Sussex;
Rainham Marshes, Essex;
Ribble Estuary, Lancashire;
Saltholme, Middlesbrough;
Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire;
South Stack Cliffs, Anglesey;
The Lodge, Bedfordshire;
Titchwell, Norfolk.

There are over 200 RSPB nature reserves to be explored around the country. They will still be there for you to explore for many years to come. Some have full visitor facilities (such as those listed above) and others, equally special which are more remote. Perhaps a good Christmas present to yourself or partner is an RSPB membership, where you get free entry to all sites, free parking where the RSPB owns car parks, a high-quality quarterly members’ magazine and you will be supporting the work of the UK’s leading wildlife conservation charity. Members’ support is essential to continuing the great work of RSPB, creating homes for wildlife and engaging people with nature. Details of how to become an RSPB member can be found at https://www.rspb.org.uk/join-and-donate/join-us/ 

The RSPB wishes to sincerely thank the Caravan and Motorhome Club for all its support in the past. Club members will still be made to feel welcome at our reserves and events in the future, whether they chose to become RSPB members.

Wherenext replied on 25/07/2020 19:21

Posted on 25/07/2020 19:21

To make matters worse arrived at Bempton Cliff reserve yesterday to be told it would cost £4.50 each to park and walk down the 200 yard path to the public right of way Coastal Path. Caravan club membership no longer valid. Went into Scarborough for fish and chips and a walk on the prom instead.

Presumably you'll be having a go at National Trust and most councils as well, for charging in all of those car parks to get to the dog walking paths. How dare they eh?undecided