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The Wildlife Trust's Mere Sands Wood

Type:Country Park/Nature Reserve

Mere Sands Wood Nature Reserve, Holmeswood Road, Rufford, Lancashire, L40 1TG

Tel: 01704 821809

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The Wildlife Trust's Mere Sands Wood

Nestled amongst the peaceful agricultural landscape of Rufford, Mere Sands Wood is a true wildlife haven. We're thrilled to finally have the opportunity to offer new visitor facilities; just what such a wonderful and well-loved nature reserve deserves. The visitor facilities will be developed throughout the beginning of 2020, with an aim to open the new café in the Spring time.

From grebes to water rails; reed warblers to kingfishers; sparrowhawks to woodpeckers; Mere Sands Wood is absolutely brimming with beautiful birds. Mere Sands Wood is also a wildflower and fungi haven. Spring and summer bring orchids, yellow-wort and yellow bartsia, while autumn and winter usher in fly agaric, earthballs and common stinkhorn. 

As the Lancashire Wildlife Trust, we like to ensure as many people as possible are able to experience wildlife and nature, which is why 95% of paths are suitable for wheelchairs and prams, while six of our hides are fully accessible. There are also two motorised buggies available for hire from the Visitor Centre.

 

Prices

Car park is open 24 hours. £2 charge applies; £30 annual pass available

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* Visitor Centre is open Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 am - 4.30pm. Open all Bank Holiday Mondays

Directions

Road Directions

Mere Sands Wood is off the A59 in Rufford along Holmeswood Road. It shares a drive with Mere Sands Kennels.

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Disabled Access/Toilets

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