We would like to share these fantastic reviews of Sculthorpe Moor as made by Sally C & Nick E on our TripAdvisor page. To visit the page to read more, then please just Click Here
“I’m so pleased that I stumbled across this Little Gem whilst looking online for reserves with wheelchair access!”
“When we arrived at the visitor centre the staff couldn’t have been more helpful. I had my crutches with me as I can’t walk very far at all without sitting down, but the staff lent me a wheelchair and let us park further down where the boardwalk starts. The very first birds we saw were on and around a ‘feeding station’ at the start of the boardwalk. These included 3 beautiful male Bullfinches and 1 female, Blue, Great and Marsh tits, Greenfinches, Chaffinches, Goldfinches, Goldcrests and Nuthatches. The reserve is an enchanting mix of woodland, marshland, rivers, dykes and reeds. It truly is a beautiful place and I can’t wait to go back as soon as possible.
There are several hides, all wheelchair accessible with large windows low enough so that people in wheelchairs can get a good view. There is a Hide which is 4 meters above the ground. Even this is wheelchair accessible via a gentle ‘ramp’ that takes you up with 2 places to stop on the way up. There were birds everywhere today, helped by the fact that there are quite a few feeders placed throughout the reserve. Goldfinches and siskins were the main birds contending for places on the feeders but the odd Marsh tit managed to sneak in whilst literally just outside the window less than a meter or so in front of where you’re sitting Blue tits, Chaffinches, Great tits and the odd Coal tit came down onto a bird table to grab a seed and fly off again. One side of the hide looks out over the woodland and the other side looks out over marshland/reed beds and dykes where today we got a good look at a Chinese Water Deer. Other birds that we saw were Rough legged Buzzard!!!, Common Buzzard, Kingfisher and Great Spotted Woodpecker.
I couldn’t find anything negative to say about the reserve or the people who work there. The visitor centre is great. There is a shop with a good selection of wildlife books, gifts and a nice selection of quality feeders and bird food. I can’t wait to go back again and I’m looking forward to experiencing the reserve throughout the four seasons. I certainly recommend anyone who is remotely interested in nature to go and visit this reserve. It is only £4 per adult which in my opinion is extremely cheap. I would have happily paid double that for the lovely day I had.”