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Where to Photograph Swans

We are attempting to list all places where photographers can photograph Swans within the UK. This is the start of a list that will both grow over time and hopefully we will be able to add more columns or information.

Where the names in the first column is hyperlinked this links to a Location page with more information on this site and over time more of these will be added, we will be delighted if some of you would like to also produce location pages.



County NGR


Abbotsbury Swannery Weymouth Dorset SY576841 Abbotsbury Swannery  
Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital York Yorkshire SE620717 York Swan Rescue  
The Swan Sanctuary Egham Surrey TQ022712 Swan Sanctuary The largest swan and waterfowl hospital in the country.
Swan Lifeline Eton Berkshire SU958776 Swan Lifeline Swan Lifeline is an other organisation which cares for injured swans.
Swan Rescue Sanctuary Wimborne Dorset SU055054 Swan Rescue  
The Bishops Palace Wells Somerset ST552457 Bishops Palace Mute Swans can be seen in the moat at the Bishops Palace at Wells Cathedral in Somerset.
River Tweed Estuary Berwick on Tweed Northumberland NY990550 Swan Trust  
Arundel WWT Arundel Sussex TQ020081 Arundel WWT Bewicks Roost
Caerlaverock WWT Dumfries Dumfriesshire NY051656 Caerlaverock WWT Whooper
Dungeness Lydd Kent TR085173 RSPB Bewick
Holy Island Bamburgh Northumberland NU090430 Holy Isle Whooper
Lake Vyrnwy Welshpool Powys SJ020193 RSPB Whooper
Loch of Strathbeg Crimond Aberdeenshire NK057581 RSPB Mute
Loch Leven/Vane Farm Kinross Perthshire NT160993 RSPB Whooper
London Wetland Centre Barnes London TQ228771 London WWT Mute
Martin Mere WWT Burscough Lancashire SD428143 Martin Mere Bewick, Mute, Whooper
Nene Washes Peterborough Cambridgeshire TL318992 RSPB Mute
Ouse Washes Chatteris Cambridgeshire TL471861 RSPB Bewick, Whooper
Pulborough Brooks Pulborough West Sussex TQ054170 RSPB Mute
Slimbridge WWT Gloucester Gloucestershire SO722047 Slimbridge WWT Bewick, Mute, Whooper
Welney WWT Wisbech Cambridgeshire TL546944 Welney WWT Whooper and Bewicks
West Sedgemoor Fivehead Somerset ST361238 RSPB Bewick

This list will continue to grow as we come across new places. REMEMBER if know of somewhere that you feel is a good place please let us know.

Also See:


Mute Swan  

Bewick's Swan

Whooper Swan

Swan Upping - the ancient annual census of Mute Swans on the River Thames


By: Tracey Park Section: Key:
Page Ref: swan_locations Topic: Wildlife  Last Updated: 08/2013

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