"Relax and see some magical wildlife on a stroll through the reeds"
Leighton Moss nature reserve provides an amazing opportunity for nature enthusiasts to see and learn about wildlife and breeding birds in the area.
What is it like?
You can take the trail at your own pace and it gets you right out to the wetlands and the hides. The hides provide an amazing viewing experience as they look out suddenly onto flat wetlands with reed beds, water and fields. It is very tranquil but there is always something to catch your eye like birds swooping in and the ripples on the water. In the hides you may meet a real enthusiast with he telephoto lenses - this is very interesting to see. There are also lots of little nature based experiments to look at and some interactive things for youngsters.
The visitor centre has displays about the reserve, an RSPB shop, and a cafe where you can buy locally made, award winning cakes and meals.
Children will love finding out more about the reserve from the displays in and you can also enjoy a home-made meal and a drink in the tea room.
What is it?
The largest reed bed in north-west England, the footpaths (many wheelchair friendly) and nature trails let you venture into the reed beds and perhaps see rare birds such as bitterns, tits and marsh harriers. There are wading birds too in the coastal lagoons.
The website provides key up to date information about what birds are currently sighted, star species, live webcam, weather, facilities and accessibility information.