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Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, Blackpool

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Marton Mere is a mere (lake) and Local Nature Reserve in Blackpool, Lancashire, England. It is located near to the Blackpool districts of Marton and Mereside and the village of Staining. It is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest. It supports various habitats such as open water, reed beds, grassland as well as pockets of woodland and scrub.The mere is a glacial freshwater lake. Originally approximately long and wide, the lake was gradually drained throughout the 18th century to allow land to be reclaimed for agriculture. It was drained further when Main Dyke was cut around 1850.The reserve is adjacent to Marton Mere Holiday Village.
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  • While I was living in Blackpool for 3 years Marton mere was always somewhere I used to go either alone or with friends for a nice walk and wander in the trees. It's so peaceful and well looked after. ...  more »
  • A fantastic place not far out of Blackpool for bird and wildfowl watching. There are numerous footpaths around Marton Mere most are in good condition. I recommend some stout walking shoes and do not u...  more »
  • I take a friend regularly ro Marton Mere and he always says that he has a good time. Im not really into birds but its good when he points out things to me. An easy location and worth a visit if in the...  more »