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Rye Meads RSPB Hertfordshire

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Site Details

An RSPB reserve featuring mixed wetland habitats, including readbed, lakes and meadow. Situated in Hoddesdon (near Ware) off the A10, 6 miles north of the M25.

Contact Details

Telephone: 01279 793720


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Additional Site Details


2 miles/3 km from A10 and 6 miles/9.5 km north of M25 (J25) in Hoddesdon. Follow sign for Rye Park into Rye Road. Rail - Rye House 300 yards/275 m. For timetable information, see the Railtrack timetable. Bus - regular service - 500 yards/460 m.


Charge for non-RSPB members. Adult – £2.50, child – £1, concession – £1.50, family – £5


Free, outside gate.

Opening Times

Daily 10am-5pm (closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day).


Six hides, five of which are accessible to wheelchairs. Closed-circuit TV on Common Tern colony and Kingfisher bank during the breeding season.

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