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Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve

Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve

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At Duddon Mosses you'll discover one of England's few remaining peatland habitats, with striking views over the Lakeland Fells and the sea. This quiet haven, hidden at the top of the Duddon Estuary, provides a welcome sanctuary for plants, animals and human visitors alike.

Duddon Mosses is recognised for its international importance as a raised peatland habitat, supporting some specialist bog flora. The nationally rare and distinctive moss Sphagnum pulchrum can be found here. Look out for its bright golden-orange colour. Other uncommon bog species found here include bog rosemary and cranberry.

Birds of prey such as buzzard and barn owl will make use of the open landscape of the Mosses - perfect for hunting for small mammals - and water-loving birds such as waders and pink-footed geese enjoy the tranquillity of the reserve in winter-time.

An information booklet on the reserve can be downloaded via the eTour link above.

Children welcomeDogs accepted

The rough terrain makes it unsuitable for wheelchair users. We recommend that visitors remain on the paths as the reserve lies on peaty soils which are easily eroded and damaged. From 1 March through to 31 July, ground-nesting birds breed at the Duddon Mosses. In order to minimise disturbance to these birds all members of the public are required to keep their dogs on a short lead (of no more than 2 metres) during these months, under the Countryside Rights of Way Act. Please take your dog's mess home and dispose of appropriately. Facilities: The nearest toilets are located in local towns and villages.

Open all the time

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Natural England

015395 31604

Address

Duddon Valley,
Broughton in Furness

Location

Directions

Plan route to Duddon Mosses National Nature Reserve using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SD 226858  Lat: 54.26212 Long: -3.18971

By train
The nearest train station is Foxfield on the Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle line.

By bus
Stagecoach run a limited bus service (No. 7, 7A & 7B) from Barrow town hall and from Millom market square, which stops at Broughton-in-Furness, Grizebeck and Kirkby-in-Furness. For detailed public transport information see the Traveline website or call 0871 200 22 33.

By car
For parking use Broughton or Kirkby, on the A595 which runs from Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle.

On foot
There are a number of public footpaths and minor roads providing access to the nature reserve from Kirkby-in-Furness, Grizebeck, Foxfield and Broughton-in-Furness. A limited number of footpath and boardwalks pass through the National Nature Reserve.

The Cumbria Coastal Way passes along the southern end of Angerton Moss. The National Nature Reserve can be found at SD 23853. For further details of public rights of way consult OS Explorer Map OL6.

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

The rough terrain makes it unsuitable for wheelchair users. We recommend that visitors remain on the paths as the reserve lies on peaty soils which are easily eroded and damaged. From 1 March through to 31 July, ground-nesting birds breed at the Duddon Mosses. In order to minimise disturbance to these birds all members of the public are required to keep their dogs on a short lead (of no more than 2 metres) during these months, under the Countryside Rights of Way Act. Please take your dog's mess home and dispose of appropriately. Facilities: The nearest toilets are located in local towns and villages.

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