Indoor meeting - CANCELLED

Sunday 19 April

8.00 am at Marple Library car park, in the Memorial Park, Marple

Price: Free to all RSPB members but there an entrance fee non-RSPB members payable at the visitor centre.

This is a day trip by car to Middleton Lakes.

The reserve nestles in the beautiful Tame valley, just south of Tamworth on the Staffordshire/ Warwickshire border. Since the RSPB acquired the site in 2007, we've worked hard to make sure the final restoration benefits birds, wildlife and visitors. The area is already regionally important for overwintering wildfowl such as pochards, tufted ducks and smews. Middleton Lakes will become the most important site for breeding waders in the Midlands. The lakes, reedbeds, meadows and woodlands make it one of the best birdwatching sites in the area.

We have also recently opened our new Lookout hide overlooking the northern scrapes.

Other special wildlife here includes otters, butterflies, wetland plants and dragonflies. The reserve has been designed with families in mind, so there are always lots of ways to enjoy nature, whatever the season.

Please note: this event is run by an RSPB volunteer group and is organised for interested members of the local community.


Middleton Lakes RSPB reserve south of Tamworth. See OS Landranger map 128; grid reference SP192967.

Where is it?

  • Postcode: B76 9JG
  • County: Greater Manchester

Contact us

  • Telephone: 07966 198472