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Marton Mere Local Nature Reserve, Blackpool

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Wildlife Area
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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  • We were in Blackpool for the May dance festival and since we are also avid birders, we wanted to see what was around.. turns out the area around Blackpool is wonderful for birding. Marton Mere is a ni...  more »
  • Stayed on the Haven caravan park. Walked around the mere several times. Lovely for a peaceful walk. Enjoyed it.  more »
  • had a nice walk around the reserve starting and finishing at the caravan park, there are a lot of different birds that use the area and is relatively quiet  more »