Ainsdale & Birkdale
The Ainsdale and Birkdale Sandhills are one of the largest areas of wild duneland
left in Britain.
excellent place for butterflies.
Formby Point And Squirrel Reserve
nature reserve at Freshfield is cared for by the National Trust and is home
to many red squirrels which are active throughout
the year and are easy to watch.
Leighton Moss Nature Reserve
swamp in an attractive wooded valley below limestone hills.
There are 5 hides overlooking meres.
Lytham St Annes Nature Reserve
Located just south of Pontins'
Holiday Camp, this site is rich in wildlife.
Brickroft Nature Reserve
A site of local conservation
importance, managed as a wetland nature reserve with facilities for fishing,
picnicking, informal recreation, nature appreciation and visitor
Marshside Nature Reserve
A nature reserve with coastal
grasslands, lagoons and hides by the Ribble Estuary.
Information, hides, woodland
walks, picnic areas, panoramic views, mossland and wildlife.
Centre - Lancashire
Foxstones Lane, Nr Mereclough,
Tel: 01282 415016.
A conservation centre for both
endangered and common species of birds with a collection of
over 100 species of birds and small animals,
comprising of rare pheasants, poultry and pigeons, foreign birds, waterfowl,
birds of prey, chicks, rabbits, chipmunks, goats and sheep, all in natural
picturesque settings. The birds are housed in planted rustic aviaries amid
open paddocks, with running streams and waterfalls.
from Easter to end of September
except Bank Holidays
Spike Island -
Spike Island is now open
parkland, with items of industrial archaeological interest and a canal.
Orienteering courses suitable for wheelchair users
North Walney Nature Reserve
reserve is situated at the north end of Walney Island, extending from 150m
north of Walney airfield to the tip of the Island.
South Walney Nature Reserve
Home to one of the largest gull
colonies in Europe plus large numbers of breeding Eider ducks.
Nature Reserve - Cumbria
Great Orton, Carlisle CA5 6NL
Tel: 01228 712546
The Great Orton Foot and Mouth Burial site
has been restored as Watchtree Nature Reserve. Watchtree has increased the
biodiversity of the area through the creation of a mosaic of integrated
habitats, supporting 32 species of conservation importance.