Did you know Lancashire is home to a selection of the best wildlife nature reserves and sites in the country? To help you get started, we have listed three of the county’s best wildlife nature reserves offering bird watchers, wildlife lovers and families a rich array of bird species and habitats to explore.

Brockholes nature reserve

From wetlands to woodlands, you will experience a mix of habitats bursting with wildlife all year round. Birdwatchers will be treated to one of the best sites in the UK for many species of bird and families can enjoy the wonderful floating village, ancient woodland and adventure playground. Plan your visit here.

RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve

Set in the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you’ll discover the largest reed bed in North West England. The site is home to a wide range of spectacular wildlife and special birds including otters, bearded tits, marsh harriers, egrets and red deer. Plan your visit here.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Here you’ll be treated to a truly world class array of thousands of migrant wild ducks, geese, waders and swans which over-winter the spectacular displays provided by huge migrant flocks of pink-footed geese, wigeon and whooper swans. The Centre is family friendly offering an otter enclosure, pond dipping zone and eco-garden. Plan your visit here.

So there you have it, 3 fabulous nature reserves across Lancashire where you can experience an array of birds, animals and other beautiful wildlife the county has to offer visitors. To discover more places to experience Lancashire’s wildlife please visit our dedicated wildlife and birdwatching page by clicking here.

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Brockholes Nature Reserve
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Brockholes Nature Reserve

Whether it’s on the iconic floating Visitor Village or on the 250 acre nature reserve, Brockholes is full of Nature Moments just waiting for you to find! Located just off the M6, Brockholes is perfect for a family day out.

RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve
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Leighton Moss has an abundance of special birds and wildlife. You can hire binoculars, visit nature trails, come to events or get some retail therapy in our RSPB gift shop and enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal in our award-winning cafe.

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre
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A child looks through binoculars to watch the flamingos.

There’s a fantastic day ahead of you at Martin Mere Wetland Centre.  Enjoy splashing, dipping, playing, feeding, paddling and getting up-close-and-personal to some of nature’s most wonderful wildlife.

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