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RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay Nature Reserve

Type:Nature Reserve

Myers Farm, Storrs Lane, Silverdale, Lancashire, LA5 0SW

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Come and discover some very special wildlife at RSPB Leighton Moss and Morecambe Bay. This popular nature reserve is home to a variety of wonderful creatures – from birds and bugs to bats and otters. If you are lucky, you may even spot our largest resident, the red deer.

There’s plenty to do at Leighton Moss - explore nature trails, take a stroll around our sensory garden, treat yourself in our gift shop and enjoy a home-made meal in our award-winning café. We pride ourselves on sourcing high quality, fresh, local produce.

There’s also a ‘fledgling’ menu for the kids. With 100% of the profits helping to give nature a home, it’s the perfect excuse to enjoy a delicious cake with a pot of refreshing Fairtrade tea or coffee. Also, you can get 10% discount in the café if you travel to the nature reserve by public transport or by bike.

Children can have great fun discovering nature by taking part in seasonal activity quizzes or turning detective with our Wildlife Explorer Backpacks, available all year round. During school holidays, a range of special family events are held for all ages.

Set within the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Leighton Moss is a fantastic place to get up close to nature and admire stunning scenery at any time of year.

Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.00 per ticket
Carer, accompanying paying disabled person(s)Free
Child (first child and under 5's free)£4.00 per ticket
MembersFree
Students£5.50 per ticket

Arrive by public transport or bike - tickets half price

Opening Times

Reserve open from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Centre opening times are shown below (1 Feb 2018 - 30 Nov 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 17:00*
Reserve open from dawn to dusk. The Visitor Centre opening times are shown below (1 Dec 2018 - 31 Jan 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday09:30 - 16:30*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Events

Monday, 1st October 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Thursday, 1st November 2018 - Friday, 30th November 2018

Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Monday, 31st December 2018

Saturday, 12th January 2019 - Thursday, 31st January 2019

2018 Events at Leighton Moss RSPBNature trails, family birdwatching and binocular weekends - join RSPB Leighton Moss for a host of events exploring the nature and birdlife of Morecambe Bay.
more info

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsTaste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured Taste Lancashire Highest Quality Assured 2012
  • Green AwardsGreen Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) Green Tourism Business Scheme (Gold) 2014
  • Sub-Regional Awards Sustainable Tourism Award 2008
  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist Lancashire Tourism Awards 2016 - Finalist 2016

Directions

Road Directions


Leave M6 at jct 35 and the reserve is signposted from the A6 at Yealand Redmayne, north of jct 35. The Reserve is just 250m from Silverdale railway station which is on the Manchester Airport to Barrow Line.

Public Transport Directions

Bus from Kendal, Lancaster and Carnforth; close to Silverdale train station, Carnforth-Barrow line.

Facilities

Other

  • Demonstrations Given
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Encourage Use of Public Transport
  • Energy Saving Measures - Appliances
  • Energy Saving Measures - Lighting
  • Energy Saving Measures - Well Insulated
  • Event Venue
  • Family Fun
  • Green Tourism Business Scheme - Gold
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open All Year
  • Outdoor
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Parking (free)
  • Picnic Site
  • Protect & Encourage Local Flora & Fauna
  • Recycling Policy - Glass
  • Recycling Policy - Paper
  • Recycling Policy - Plastics
  • Recycling Policy - Veg/Food Waste
  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors
  • Use and Promote Local Produce
  • Use Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Materials
  • Water Saving Measures

Accessibility

  • Facility for service dogs - Assistance dogs permitted in all areas of the site.

Children & Infants

  • Baby Bottle and Food Warming Facilities Available

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Car Parking
  • Coaches Welcome

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • JCB Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special Group Rates
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Venue Facilities

  • Green Lantern Environmental Policy Statement

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