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RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve, Silverdale

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Leighton Moss RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in Lancashire, England, which has been in the care of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds since 1964. It is situated at Silverdale near Carnforth, on the edge of Morecambe Bay and in the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Leighton Moss contains the largest area of reed beds in north-west England. The site provides habitats for many species of wildlife, including bitterns and red deer. As a wetland of international importance, it was designated a Ramsar site in 1985. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and an Important Bird Area.The RSPB reserve also protects an area of Morecambe Bay, where a saltmarsh provides a habitat for birds such as avocets.
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  • I've visited Leighton Moss many times over the years and it just gets better and better. This is THE place for waterfowl in the northwest. The hides are spacious and modern with large identification g...  more »
  • My first visit to Leighton. A place you could spend hours, just watching and taking in what nature has to offer.  more »
  • The reserve has lots of different walks to the variety of hides and is friendly for all ages. The new sky tower offers a panoramic view over the reserve out towards Morecambe Bay. Volunteers are frien...  more »