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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  • This is a great Reserve. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Making sure we knew the layout of the reserve, given this was our first visit. They also made sure that we knew how to get to the oth...  more »
  • I haven't visited for 30 years and I can't overemphasize the helpfulness of the staff on duty today.  more »
  • What a lovely peaceful reserve. We just caught the last of the avocets which was brilliant as they are so sweet with their upturned bills. It was so lovely to walk around the reserve without tripping ...  more »

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