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Finglandrigg Wood Nature Reserve

Finglandrigg Wood Nature Reserve

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Finglandrigg Wood National Nature Reserve is one of the largest areas of semi natural woodland on the Solway Plain. In addition to the woodland the reserve also offers a range of other important habitats including lowland wet heath, peatland, rough pasture and acid grassland.

Due to the mosaic of habitats the reserve offers a varied and interesting visitor experience throughout the year. The diversity of habitats supports a wealth of wildlife species including a plentiful population of invertebrate species with some rarities present. There is also an abundant bird assemblage with migrant species taking up temporary residence throughout the seasons.

The reserve is managed by Natural England to maintain the variety of habitats and species present on the reserve, whilst also providing a safe and enjoyable experience for visitors.

Access around the Reserve:

Blue Route
The blue route is a 2km gravel and boardwalk path which is suitable for those of limited mobility, including wheelchair users. On the way you go through woodland and grassland passing a wooden structure hidden in the trees and the Derek Ratcliffe memorial stone. There are resting points staggered along the route, and two picnic tables suitable for wheelchairs located at the entrance to the reserve at Haverlands Green.

Limited Mobility
A 'Miles without Stiles' leaflet for Finglandrigg Wood NNR is available via www.cumbria.gov.uk.

Red Route
The red route is a 3km trail through woodland, rough pasture and heathland. This is a flat trail but does include gravel, grass, wood chip and boardwalk paths which take you to Little Bampton Common.

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

Disabled accessPicnic siteAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

We accept groups on the basis that they are pre-arranged. We have two picnic tables at the entrance at Haverlands Green suitable for disabled access. All dogs must be on a short-fixed lead between 1st March and 31st July each year due to the need to protect nesting birds. Dog walkers should also be aware that grazing stock are present on different areas of the reserve from March through to October so all dogs must be on the lead in these areas. We aim to maintain a high quality visitor experience so we therefore ask you to be responsible and please clean up after your dog and use the bin provided at the Haverlands Green entrance.

Prices

Free entry

Contact

Natural England

016973 50005

Address

Kirkbride,
Wigton,
Cumbria

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NY 283571  Lat: 54.90347 Long: -3.11878

The reserve is approximately 8 miles west of Carlisle. Follow the B5307 Kirkbride road, go through Kirkbampton village and after 1 mile you will see Haverlands Green lay-by on the left. You can park here by the Natural England sign.

From Wigton, the reserve is approximately 8 miles. Follow the B5307 from the Wigton by-pass. Go through Kirkbride and Fingland and approximately 2 miles further on is the Haverlands Green lay-by on the right.

Bikes
Cycle racks are available at Finglandrigg Wood. They can be found at Haverlands Green car-park on the right just after the start of the track that leads to the Reserve.

Bus
From Carlisle the site is served by bus route 71 Silloth/Anthorn - Carlisle (limited service). The bus stops at Kirkbampton, Fingland and Kirkbride and a request stop for Finglandrigg Wood may be possible. It is not a low floor vehicle. For details of local bus services go to the Traveline website.

Train
The nearest train station is in Wigton (8 miles to the south) served by Northern Rail, but there is no bus link to Finglandrigg Wood NNR. Taxis are available from outside Wigton train station and town centre.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

We accept groups on the basis that they are pre-arranged. We have two picnic tables at the entrance at Haverlands Green suitable for disabled access. All dogs must be on a short-fixed lead between 1st March and 31st July each year due to the need to protect nesting birds. Dog walkers should also be aware that grazing stock are present on different areas of the reserve from March through to October so all dogs must be on the lead in these areas. We aim to maintain a high quality visitor experience so we therefore ask you to be responsible and please clean up after your dog and use the bin provided at the Haverlands Green entrance.

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