Places to see birds

Chester Meadows

Male greenfinch perched on rhododendron bush
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Where: The Meadows is located off Lower Park Road, Chester, CH4 7BB

Star species: pink-footed geese, cattle egret, stonechat, common sandpipers, reed bunting.

The Meadows is a patchwork of grassland and wetlands by the sides of Chester's River Dee in the heart of the city centre. Summer grazed by cattle to provide the perfect habitat for a range of flora and fauna, it is a popular area for wildlife lovers. Look out for Greenfinch and Linnets feeding in the meadows, whilst in the wetlands, frogs and Smooth newts can be spotted.

Ideally situated by the river, it's a great location in which to relax and watch the boats on regatta days.

The Meadows are supported by a keen volunteer group; Friends of the Meadows who hold regular meetings and circulate a newsletter with updates on events.

Opening times
Open at all times

Entrance charges


Last Updated: 16 August 2020