Bowling Green Marsh

Topsham, Devon

Tel: 01392 824614

Bowling Green Marsh (c) RSPB


Managed by the RSPB, Bowling Green Marsh nature reserve is an area of coastal grazing marsh alongside the River Exe Estuary, on the outskirts of Topsham.

It is an impressive wintering site for large numbers of waders and wildfowl - during floods or around high tide, there are thousands of waterbirds including black-tailed godwits and wigeons. In spring, you can see lapwings and redshanks and listen for rare Cetti's warblers.

The reserves' footpaths and the hide and viewing platform at Bowling Green Marsh are open at all times.

Regular guided walks and events are held at the reserve but don't miss the weekly nature walk with our staff from the RSPB shop at Darts Farm, Topsham. Want to get up-close to our winter visitors? Every winter (late October to early March) our mini Avocet cruises (1.5 hours) depart from Topsham, giving spectacular views of thousands of birds feeding on the estuary mud. Our longer winter cruises depart mainly from Starcross. Ring 01392 432691 for further details.

There is also a self-guided walk from the Holman Way car park, download the guide to this route here

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.




Establishment Features

  • Dogs Accepted - Some access for dogs, along Bowling Green Lane and around the Goat Walk to Topsham Quay.
  • Open All Year
  • Toilets - Facilities provided at Darts Farm

Event Facilities

  • Free Entry

Key Features

  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Parking at Darts Farm

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