In line with Government guidance on essential, daily exercise outdoors, during the third lockdown, Burton Mere Wetlands' car park, trails and toilets remain open for local, essential exercise only. Our visitor centre, hides, refreshments and mail-order shop will be closed for the duration of this lockdown. We are also not running events.

Please follow all current Government guidance around social distancing, who you can visit with, hygiene and follow all signage on-site. We strongly urge you to follow the legislation around non-essential travel and please visit your most local nature reserves and green spaces only. 

 Paul Jubb

To summarise, the following facilities at Burton Mere Wetlands are OPEN for local, essential, daily exercise only:

  •  Car park (9am-4pm)
  •  Trails (9am-4pm)
  •  Toilets (9am-3.30pm)

The following facilities are CLOSED:

  •  Visitor Centre
  •  Hides
  •  Refreshments
  •  Shop
  •  Events

If visiting Burton Mere Wetlands for exercise, please follow all current Government guidance around social distancing, group sizes, hygiene and follow all signage on-site. Parkgate, Burton Marsh and the Welsh shore have public access alongside them, so are also open for local people to take their daily exercise close to home.

We know that for many of you, our Dee Estuary reserve provides enjoyment and solace in the natural world throughout these challenging times, so we will continue to bring you updates and images of the reserve, until you can return to visit us again. Thank you for your continued support and patience. Stay safe everyone.

For the latest RSPB Covid-19 updates please visit: