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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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  • We were greeted by a young lady who went through the site with us on an electronic map, which was very helpful. We were also given a paper map. The whole site is huge, but very enjoyable. We didn't ma...  more »
  • For any wildlife lover visiting Silverdale and the surrounding area a trip to Leighton Moss is a must! The visitors Centre at the entrance is both fascinating and educational along with the cafe which...  more »
  • We spent a few days visiting Leighton Moss and as always had a great time. The weather was warm and sunny making the walk between hides a pleasure. We saw lots of special birds, osprey, marsh harrier,...  more »

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